BPI Offers New Certificate Connecting Health and Home
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) recently launched a new certificate program that teaches how health can be affected by issues in a home. “The main goal of this new certificate is to help health professionals, product manufacturers, contractors, technicians, students, and countless others recognize risk factors and use this knowledge to fix issues before they lead to major health problems,” said Larry Zarker, BPI CEO.
Not originally planned to be produced mid-pandemic, BPI’s Healthy Housing Principles (HHP) Reference Guide and Certificate comes at an opportune time as we all spend more and more of our time inside our homes. Anyone interested in the connection between human health symptoms and the possible home issues that could be causing them should consider earning this certificate.
The HHP Reference Guide digs into the eight principles of healthy housing: keep it clean, dry, pest-free, contaminant-free, safe, ventilated, comfortable, and maintained. Each chapter focuses on a different principle—describing with instructional language and diagrams how to pinpoint and address any issues. The reference guide is available in both a print and digital flipbook version. Once review of the guide is complete, readers can prove their healthy housing knowledge by challenging the 100-question online exam to earn the certificate.
For additional information on the HHP and certificate, visit bpi.org/hhp.