National Healthy Homes Month: Feeling Good About Health & Home Safety
HPC is excited to partner with HUD’s National Healthy Homes Month campaign. In the past three weeks we discussedthe Association’s commitment to this cause by evidence of our health and comfort sessions presented at HPC/ACI conferences over the past 31 years.
This entire month, we have shared a variety of IAQ & Healthy Homes sessions found at HPC conferences, demonstratingthe Association’s commitment to healthy homes via our work in projects, policy and education. We hope you also get involved and follow #NHHM2017 on twitter.
This week’s theme is Healthy Homes & Home Safety!
Just this year at the 2017 HPC National Conference & Trade Show hosted by Tennessee Valley Authority and in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), there were a number of technical and programmatic sessions on IAQ & Healthy Homes.
In keeping with the Healthy Homes and Home Safety theme, we’d like to highlight the Healthy Homes: Introducing the Healthy Home Evaluator Credential session, presented by:
- Larry Zarker, CEO, Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI)
- Kevin Kennedy, Director, Environmental Health, Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics
- Ruth Ann Norton, President & CEO, Green & Healthy Homes Initiative
From identifying asthma triggers to evaluating the risk of lead poisoning and other health hazards, tremendous opportunity exists to incorporate healthy home measures into whole house home performance assessments. Demand is building for the Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) credential. More public health programs across the country and private consumers are calling for preventative home health assessments, with costs covered by public benefit funds or health insurers.
BPI and the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative—together with a broad team of subject matter experts—are working to make sure the HHE certification meets these demands, with the goal of breaking the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy families through home performance interventions.
If you work for a utility, work in weatherization, for a non-profit, in programs, government or as a contractor needing credentials, we will have similar sessions available at the 2018 HPC National Home Performance & Trade Show. We hope you can join us.
HPC is committed to harard-free, healthy homes! The Building Performance Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization that works with industry leaders in the home performance and weatherization industries. HPC collaborates with like-minded organizations to ensure all homes are healthy, comfortable, and energy-efficient through research, education and outreach.