Welcome to the WH2E
Research Study


We’re actively seeking study participants in Washtenaw, Oakland & Wayne (MI) Counties

Are you a senior homeowner (age 65+) and interested in how winter is impacting your home, health and your pocketbook/wallet? Then join our study to learn more.

You will receive a free home energy efficiency assessment and $50 cash for participating.

Objective: While a substantial opportunity may exist for improving the indoor environmental and health conditions of senior-headed households, a large knowledge gap remains concerning indoor environmental exposures and health impacts experienced by these households. Our goal is to provide data that will help develop policies and programs to make housing more healthy, efficient, and affordable for all.

Learn more about the study below.


You agree to host 3 small monitors for a week (1 outdoor temperature monitor; 1 indoor temperature monitor & 1 indoor air quality monitor).


We will conduct a home, health and energy survey to learn more about your home, energy use and health.


You will receive a free home energy efficiency assessment and consultation for improving your home (a $200-value).

Research Team

Dr. Tony Reames, Principal Investigator
Gabriel Gadsden, Graduate Research Assistant
Ariana Mitcham, Undergrad. Research Assistant


The Urban Energy Justice Lab researches the intersection of energy and equity at the University of Michigan School for Environment & Sustainability.

Get in Touch

Please reach out so we can work together to make housing and energy more healthy, affordable and efficient for all.

(734) 647-3916


  • Dr. Tony Reames
  • Gabriel Gadsden
  • Ariana Mitcham