IAQ & Healthy Homes

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Health and Safety Investments to Increase Energy-Saving Opportunities

Wednesday, April 25
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Salon D (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

Many low-income usage reduction programs face increasing challenges serving customers due to the prevalence of health and safety problems that prevent installation of major measures. As a result of serious issues in the home, customers must be deferred or are treated with only minor services, and high-usage customers with good potential for savings do not participate or only achieve low energy savings. We conducted research to assess the circumstances under which additional cost-effective health and safety investments can increase energy savings. The research conducted for a natural gas utility included an assessment of the types and frequency of health and safety issues encountered, a description of the current approach to health and safety issue remediation, an analysis of energy efficiency program savings results, and a decision framework to assess when and how much additional should be spent on health and safety issue remediation.

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Jacqueline Berger


Jacqueline Berger is the President and Co-founder of APPRISE. Her areas of expertise are study design, data analysis, survey research, and performance measurement. She has conducted evaluation studies of energy efficiency and energy bill payment assistance programs for federal and state government agencies, utility companies, and nonprofit organizations around the country.


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Deb Davis

Manager, Universal Services
Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania/Maryland/Virginia

Deb Davis is the Manager of Universal Services at Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania.


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