Three3 (ThreeCubed) conducts innovative and interdisciplinary social science research, and offers educational programming, to promote the integrated achievement of the three pillars of sustainability—equity, environment, and economics—in combination.
Current Projects - September 2017
"Health and Resilience Benefits of Improving the Energy Efficiency of Affordable Multifamily Housing"
This project, supported by a planning grant awarded by The JPB Foundation, will be used to develop research designs to assess the health impacts and resilience benefits—both building systems and social resilience—of improving the energy-efficiency of affordable multifamily (MF) housing. The study began with assembling stakeholder workshops in these three sectors in order to solicit inputs to numerous questions related to the research designs.
"On-the Ground Insights on Decision Making, Adoptability, and Performance of ‘Healthier’ Energy-Efficiency Materials Used for Retrofitting Affordable Multifamily Housing”
Through this project, phone interviews will be conducted with contractors that have delivered energy retrofit services within the affordable multifamily housing space. Findings from this qualitative research will contribute to a much larger research effort--the Healthier Affordable Building Materials (HABM) Project—sponsored by Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA), in collaboration with Elevate Energy, Healthy Building Network, Vermont Energy Investment Corp., and International Living Future Institute.
If you are contractor working within this space and would like to contribute to this base of knowledge by participating in a phone interview, please email Beth Hawkins at: email@example.com
Thank you in advance!!