Healthy Retrofits - The Case for Better Integration of Children's Environmental Health Protection into Energy Efficiency Programs

During 2010-11 CELA was the lead partner on this project within the Canadian Partnership for Children’s Health and Environment (CPCHE).

Funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, the project addressed opportunities for improved integration of children’s environmental health issues into energy efficiency retrofit programs. A baseline assessment report (released in March 2011) indicated both a need and broad interest in ensuring that work done to make homes more energy efficient also makes them healthier and safer. The risks are greatest for children living in low-income circumstances and these families also have the greatest need for lowering their energy costs. The results of this project, and related resources, are collected below.

Additional helpful information is provided on the CPCHE website (www.renovate-right.ca).