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Minnesota Green Housing Rehabilitation

Minnesota Green Housing Rehabilitation

/Portals/0/Pictures/Vicking_Terrace_Exterior.jpgProject Funders: Blue Cross/Blue Shield Basis associated with Minnesota, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with Enterprise Neighborhood Partners

Project Partners: NCHH's partners within the project include Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership, your School associated with Minnesota's center with regard to Sustainable Constructing Research, Minnesota Green Communities, the Higher Minnesota Housing Fund, the particular Loved Ones Housing Fund, Enterprise Neighborhood Partners, and also Enterprise Social Investment Corporation.

Project Contact: Jill Breysse, jbreysse@nchh.org, 443.539.4155

Project Description: This project can end up being a longitudinal evaluation of how constructing green and also healthy affects your wellness status involving adults and youngsters whom reside inside homes that have just lately been renovated to be able to green along with wholesome standards. Evaluation measures include a combination of air quality measures, interviews, and also visual assessments. Wellness status measures include residents' self-reports of health insurance and well-being, asthma and other respiratory effects, injuries, allergies, neurological effects (e.g., headaches), mental health, along with overall perception regarding well being status. the project includes substantial rehabilitation regarding 60 apartment units in the rural neighborhood associated with Worthington, MN to be able to fulfill the Enterprise Green Communities Criteria. The Actual green features include:

Installation of the high-efficiency geothermal heating and cooling system;Enhanced insulation of the creating envelope;Energy Star appliances;Energy-efficient lighting and occupancy sensor controls;Water-conserving appliances as well as fixtures;Improved ventilation, such as continuous ventilation of bathrooms and also fresh air;Low-VOC paints, sealants, as well as adhesives;Interior finish materials using recycled content; as well as On-site recycling regarding demolition and construction materials.
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