Tuesday, October 06, 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open
Wednesday, October 07, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Exhibit Hall Open

Emerging Research in the Field of Wind Turbines and Human Health

  • Room: 715A
Tuesday, October 06, 2015: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM


Brian Howe
HGC Engineering
Chris Ollson
Vice President
Instrinsik Environmental Sciences, Inc.
Payam Ashtiani
Robert McCunney


Wind turbines and human health is a field of research that has been studied extensively in recent years, including primary field research, and extensive re-analysis of previously undertaken work.  Over the course of the past several years, a number of important studies have been published, including two studies specifically undertaken in the Canadian context.  This session aims to hear from both primary authors and lead researchers to understand what these latest studies can teach us in terms of contextualizing and understanding individual and community response to proposed, new and existing wind farms.

Session Moderator:  Dr. Chris Ollson, Intrinsik Environmental Sciences, Inc.  

Characteristics of Wind Turbine Noise at Residential Dwellings 
Mr. Payam Ashtiani, Aercoustics


Canadian Council of Academies – Wind and Health Literature Review
Mr. Brian Howe, HGC Engineering


MIT Literature Review – Wind Turbines and Health
Dr. Robert McCunney, MIT


Effective Communication Strategies for Addressing Health Concerns
Dr. Christopher Ollson, Instrisik Environmental Sciences, Inc.