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Tuesday, August 29 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
Reducing Heat Impacts to Affordable Housing and Residences- CANCELLED

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Heat kills more people each year than other disasters, exacerbates storm impacts and low-income residents are disproportionately impacted. Leading communities in Florida are taking action to reduce the impacts of increased heat to their communities and housing.  Older and poorly insulated housing stock, new developments that lack of shade, and inefficient HVAC can contribute to increased internal temperatures and energy use. Implementing energy-efficiency programs, cooling retrofits, solar plus battery storage for post-disaster and other engineering improvements are proven to reduce high energy burdens, improve health, and housing affordability. In this session, experts from the Florida Clinicians for Climate Action will provide an overview of the health impacts on vulnerable populations; the International Center for Appropriate and Sustainable Technology (ICAST) will highlight major energy efficiency retrofits for LIHTC and HUD multifamily developers and FHC will provide recommendations for emergency cooling programs, post-disaster preparedness, and building organizational capacity. Attendees will leave with a plan for addressing heat in their organization.

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Susan Glickman

Policy & Program Consultant, Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
Named to Florida Trend’s Inaugural 500 Most Influential Business Leaders, Susan is Policy & Program Consultant to the Florida Clinicians for Climate Action - educating medical professionals on the health harms of climate change. She has worked with many NGOs such as Natural Resources... Read More →
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Martin Derrow

Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
Martin Derrow, M.D. practiced Internal Medicine in Central Florida from 1986 until his retirement from active practice at the end of 2020. A graduate of The Ohio State University and The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Derrow held leadership positions with Physician... Read More →
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Kelsey Johnson

Director of Customer Solutions, ICAST
For over 10 years, Kelsey Johnson has worked in the energy efficiency engineering sector, focusing on the multifamily affordable housing space. Prior to ICAST, Kelsey was a director at Partner ESI, where she worked closely with members of HUD, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as they developed... Read More →
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Lauren Thornberg

Technical Advisor, Florida Housing Coalition., Inc.
Lauren Thornberg is a Technical Advisor with the Florida Housing Coalition. Lauren has a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University, where she specialized in environmental planning and geographic information systems. Her primary academic focus is the intersection... Read More →

Tuesday August 29, 2023 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Salon 7/8