Publications & Trainings | Environmental Consulting

Recent Training Courses & Presentations

Environmental and Climate Risks Influencing Community Health: A Health System’s Response”, Association for Community Health Improvement (ACHI) National Conference, March 2017. 

What Do We Really Know About the Health Benefits of Energy Upgrades? “, Home Performance Coalition National Conference, March 2017. 

“Health Benefits of Energy Upgrades and Asthma Home Repairs”, NeighborWorks of Western Vermont, November 2016.

“Health Benefits of Energy Upgrades and Green Housing”, National Healthy Homes Conference, June 2016.

“Health Benefits of Energy Upgrades and Green Renovation”, Better Buildings Summit, US Department of Energy, May 2016.

One Touch: Leveraging Partnerships for Robust Healthy Homes Results”, Plenary Session, Ohio Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Conference, April 2015.

“Healthy Homes for Code Enforcement”, Burlington, Vermont, November 2014.

“One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Homes” & “Two Shades: Healthy and Green Property Management”,  National Healthy Homes Conference, Nashville, TN, May 2014.

“One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Homes”, Delaware Healthy Homes Conference, March 2014.

“Home Ventilation: How Important Is It?”, New England Sustainability Energy Association, Boston, MA, March 2014.

“WELL Building Standard: Tools for Healthier Buildings”, AIA New York, Center for Architecture, February 2014.

“Green and Healthy Housing”, New England Housing Network Conference, Framingham, MA, December 2013.

“What Doesn’t Smell Can Still Hurt Us”, ABX, Boston, MA, November 2013.

“Green and Healthy Property Management”, Omaha, Nebraska, October 2013.

“Health Impact Assessment of Connecticut Energy Efficiency Programs”, PEW HIA Conference, Washington DC, September 2013.

“Essentials of Healthy Housing Training”, Bedford, NH, May 2013.

“Integrating Health Protections With Energy Upgrades: Minimizing Risk and Creating Health Benefits”,  International Energy Agency and European Environment Agency Workshop on Capturing The Multiple Health Benefits of Energy Efficiency, Copenhagen, Denmark, April 2013.

“Ensuring Energy Upgrades Don’t Create Health Risks and Opportunities to Make Homes Healthier”, “Radon Exposures Following Energy Upgrades”, Affordable Comfort, Denver, CO, April 2013.

“Protecting Occupant Health During Energy Upgrades: Latest Guidance and Research”, New England Sustainable Energy Conference, Boston, MA, March 2013.

“Health Opportunities During Energy Audits and Upgrades Training”,  Jackson, Mississippi, April 2013.

“Essentials of Healthy Housing Training”, Fitchburg, MA, February 2013.

“One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing”, 20th Anniversary Leadership Conference, The National Center for Healthy Housing, Washington, DC, February 2013.

“Green and Healthy Property Management”, Local Initiatives Support Corporation and US Department of Housing and Urban Development, Region 1, Boston, MA, February 2013.

Introduction to Healthy Housing for Energy and Health Professionals”, Weatherization Plus Health Conference, National Association of State Community Service Programs, Portland, Oregon, November 2012.

“Health Protections and Opportunities During Energy Upgrades”, Affordable Comfort, Springfield, Massachusetts, October 2012.

“One-Touch and National Efforts to Promote Energy Efficient and Healthy Housing”, New Hampshire Healthy Homes Conference, Concord, New Hampshire, October 2012.

“Healthy Housing Introduction”, Tri-State Community Action Agency Conference, Providence, Rhode Island, September 2012.

“Two Shades of Green: Property Management Strategies to Save Money and Create Healthier Living Environments for Your Tenants”, Local Initiatives Support Corporation & New York City Department of Health, New York City, September 2012.

“Green and Healthy Property Management”, Chelsea Massachusetts Housing Authority, June 2012.

“Health Opportunities During Energy Audits and Upgrades”, New Hampshire Weatherization Program Training, Concord, New Hampshire, May 2012.

“The Impact of Home Energy Efficiency Improvements on Radon Levels”, Maine Indoor Air Quality Council Business Meeting, Augusta, Maine, May 2012.

“Health Protections During Energy Upgrades: An Overview of EPA’s Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols” and “Promising Practices For An Integrating Healthy Housing, Housing Rehab and Energy Conservation”, Indoor Environmental Health and Technologies Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 2012

“What Doesn’t Smell Can Still Hurt Us: Latest Research on IAQ & How Contractors Can Use it to Serve Their Clients & Their Bottom Line”, “The Effect of Weatherization on Radon Levels”, “One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing Programs”, and “EPA Tools to Assess & Improve Indoor Environmental Quality”, Affordable Comfort, Baltimore, MD, March 2012.

“Creating Healthy and Energy-Efficient Homes”, State Indoor Air Quality Meeting, Environmental Law Institute and EPA, Washington DC, March 2012.

Changes in Radon Following Energy Upgrades in Maine”, Maine Indoor Air Quality Council Conference, Augusta, ME, March 2012.

“Introduction to Healthy Homes”, National Association of State Community Service Programs and NYC Department of Health, Weatherization Plus Health Conference, NY, NY, March 2012.

“Essentials of Healthy Housing: 2 Day Training”, United Illuminating, Hartford, CT, February and March 2012.

“Essentials of Healthy Housing: 2 Day Training”, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, Burlington, VT, January 2012.

“Introduction to Healthy Homes Training”, National Association of State Community Service Programs and Department of Energy, Weatherization Plus Health Conference, San Diego, CA, November 2011.

“One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing”, National Association of State Community Service Programs and Department of Energy, Weatherization Plus Health Conference, Columbus, Ohio, October 2011.

“The Case for Integrated Health, Energy, and Housing Services – A One Touch Approach”, Plenary Speaker, Connecticut Association for Community Action Annual Conference, Rocky Hill, Connecticut, October 2011.

“Greening Property Management”  & “Creating Effective Green Occupant Education Training”, Enterprise Foundation Green Living Symposium, Los Angeles, CA, October 2011.

“One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing”, New Hampshire Housing Annual Conference, October 2011.

“One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing”, Plenary Speaker, New Hampshire Healthy Homes Conference, October 2011.

“Introduction to Healthy Homes Training”, National Association of State Community Service Programs and Department of Energy, Weatherization Plus Health Conference, Bozeman MT, August 2011.

“One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing”, “The Devil Is In The Details: Health Precautions for Energy Upgrades”, “Green Property Management”, National Healthy Homes Conference, Denver, CO, June 2011.

“Health Opportunities During Energy Audits and Upgrades Training”, United Illuminating, New Haven, CT, June 2011; Delaware Division of Public Health, Stanton & Owens, DE, June 2011.

“Essentials of Healthy Housing Training”, New Hampshire Department of Health, Bedford, NH, May 2011; United Illuminating, New Haven, June 2011.

“Introduction to Healthy Homes Training”, National Association of State Community Service Programs and Department of Energy, Weatherization Plus Health Conference, Portland, ME, May 2011.

“Healthy Homes: It’s Everyone’s Job”, Keynote Address for Maine Asthma Program Healthy Homes Conference, Auburn & Waterville, ME, April 2011.

“Healthy Homes Training for Community Health Workers”, Rhode Island Department of Health, April 2011.

“Green Property Management”, New England Sustainable Energy Association, Boston, MA, March 2011.

Selected Publications

 

Health and Home Upgrades, Dave Jacobs, Jonathan Wilson, Ellen Tohn, ASHRAE Journal, February 2017. 

Home Rx: The Health Benefits of Home Performance, A Review of the Current Literature, The National Center for Healthy Housing Tohn Environmental Strategies, US Department of Energy, December 2016.

Occupant Health Benefits of Residential Energy Efficiency, E4TheFuture, Tohn Environmental Strategies, The National Center for Healthy Housing and Three3, November 2016. 

Community Benefit: Impact on Climate Change and the Environment, Julie Trocchio, Ellen Tohn, and Lauren Kleinman, Health Progress, Catholic Hospital Association, October 2016. 

 Watts to Wellbeing: Does Residential Energy Conservation Improve Health? J. Wilson, E. Tohn, et al, Energy Efficiency, 2013. 

Green & Healthy Property Management: A Guide to Multifamily Buildings, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, February, 2013.
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Creating Healthy and Energy Efficient Housing: What Does the Research Tell Us?, Ellen Tohn and Jonathan Wilson, Home Energy, September/October 2012
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One Touch: Creating Healthy and Energy-Efficient Housing, Tohn Environmental Strategies, 2012. 

Healthy Housing Opportunities During Weatherization Work: June 2010- February 2011, Jonathan Wilson, The National Center for Healthy Housing, Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and US Department of Energy, NREL/SR-7A20-49947, April 2011.
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Healthy and Safe Homes: Research, Practice, and Policy, K. Mack, R. Morley, E. Tohn et al, American Public Health Association, ISBN # 978-0-87553-197-7, 2010.

Healthy Energy-Efficient Housing: Using a One-Touch Approach to Maximize Public Health, Energy, and Housing Programs and Policies, Kate Kuholski; Ellen Tohn; Rebecca Morley, Journal of Public Health Management Practice, 16(5) E-Supp, S68–S74, 2010.

Enabling Deep and Scalable Energy Efficiency in Communities, Massachusetts of Technology (MIT) Community Energy Efficiency Practicum, Harvey Michaels, et al., Ellen Tohn, Faculty Advisor, September 2009.

Comparing Green Building Guidelines and Healthy Homes Principles: A Preliminary Investigation,  The National Center for Healthy Housing & Ellen Tohn,www.centerforhealthyhousing.org, 2008 and 2006. 
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Boston One Touch: Action Steps for Healthier and Greener Homes For Boston Familiers, The National Center for Healthy Housing, Ellen Tohn, Naomi Mermin, Peggy-Hegarty-Stack,  www.centerforheallthyhousing.org, 2008.
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Asthma and Weatherization in Maine, The National Center for Healthy Housing & Ellen Tohn, ERT Associates, www.centerforhealthyhousing.org, 2006.
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Lawyers and Doctors Partnering for Healthy Housing, Monisha Cherayil, Denise Oliveira, Megan Sandel, Ellen Tohn, Clearinghouse Review, Volume 35, Numbers 1-2, May-June 2005.

 Barn Raising: Building Coalitions to Promote Healthy Housing: Lessons Learned From the First Years of The Asthma Regional Council of New England, Ellen Tohn & ICF Consulting, The Asthma Regional Council of New England,www.asthmaregionalcouncil.org, 2004.
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Building and Maintaining Healthier Housing, Ellen Tohn, Northeast Sun, Fall 2004.

An Evaluation of One-Time Professional Dust Removal in Homes with Deteriorated Lead-Based Paint and Lead Dust Hazards, Ellen R. Tohn, Sherry Dixon, et. al. Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, Volume 18(2): 138-143, 2003.

Designing Asthma Friendly Housing, Ellen R. Tohn, Journal of Light Construction, December 2002.

The Effect of Lead Hazard Controls on Children’s Blood Lead Concentrations: A Systematic Review, Erin Haynes, Bruce Lanphear, Ellen Tohn, et. al., Environmental Health Perspectives, 110:1, 2002.

Achieving Dust Lead Clearance Standards After Lead Hazard Control Projects: An Evaluation of the HUD Recommended Cleaning Procedure and An Abbreviated Alternative, with Sherry Dixon, Ellen R. Tohn, et. al., Environmental Health Perspectives, 108:5:453-456, 2000.

A Pilot Study Examining Changes in Dust Lead Loadings on Walls and Ceilings After Lead Hazard Control Interventions, Ellen Tohn, et. al., Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, 14:339-344, 1999.

A Planner’s Role In Addressing Lead-Based Paint Hazards, Ellen R. Tohn, Changing Cities, Spring 1994.

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