Try EPA’s Interactive Air Quality Planner During Your Next Building Renovation or Energy Upgrade

(If possible, bring your laptop with Microsoft Excel, but this is not required for workshop attendance)

A practical strategy for improving student and staff health and performance

Presented by:  

Ellen Tohn, Tohn Environmental Strategies, Wayland, MA
Steve Caulfield, P.E., CIH, Turner Building Science & Design, Harrison, ME
Bill Turner, P.E., Turner Building Science & Design, Harrison, ME

Are you concerned about the health and performance of students, teachers and staff at your school?  Come hear about a new EPA planning tool that can help you easily build health protections into school renovation and energy upgrade projects.

During the session, you will have the opportunity to try actually try the Planner and explore the various ways could be used in your next facility project.

Preparing for this session:

While not required, participants will greatly benefit from hands-on use of the Planner during the session. If you can, please bring your laptop with Microsoft Excel with you to the workshop.  You can pre-load the Planner prior to the Workshop:

Go to the Energy Savings Plus Health Home Page on the U.S. EPA Website

Download the Interactive Air Quality Planner

Enable the macro

Save the Planner to your computer hard drive for use during the session


About the Presenters:

Ellen Tohn:   

Ms. Tohn is an environmental health consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is the founder of Tohn Environmental Strategies and a nationally recognized expert in housing based environmental health threats, green and healthy housing, and indoor air quality. Ms. Tohn works with housing developers, owners and managers to create green and healthy housing and developed the nationally recognized “One Touch” approach.  She has assisted health advocates catalyze policy solutions; designed energy efficiency programs incorporating health protections; and managed environmental health research studies.  Ms. Tohn served as an advisor on health issues to the US Green Building Council’s LEED program, Enterprise Green Communities, Delos Living, EPA, Department of Energy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and numerous green building programs. Ms. Tohn is a nationally recognized trainer, providing professional development to over 7,000 individuals.  She received her BA from Cornell University and a Masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).  Ms. Tohn is Co-Chair of the Wayland Energy Initiatives Advisory Committee and a member of the Cornell University Alumni Sustainability Advisory Board.

Bill Turner: 

Bill Turner, of Turner Building Science, LLC, has 30+ years’ experience in dealing with fundamental Building Science, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality forensic principles.  Bill has two renovated homes participating in the 1000 Home Challenge program, with a focus on energy efficiency and indoor air quality.  He provides training both locally and nationally for a broad range of building and IAQ organizations.

Steve Caulfield:
Steve Caulfield is President of Turner Building Science & Design, based in Harrison, Maine.  Steve is also the President of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council.  He has over twenty-five years of experience in mechanical engineering, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality studies.  Steve received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford.



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