The Building Performance Institute (BPI) announced recently the nationwide launch of its new Healthy Home Evaluator (HHE) certification. The new certification will help the nation’s home performance, weatherization and healthy housing workforce conduct assessments in homes to determine conditions that could adversely affect occupant health and safety.
“BPI has always focused on health and safety issues such as carbon monoxide and natural gas leaks,” said BPI CEO Larry Zarker. “Now with the HHE, we are including a deeper look at home issues that could negatively impact the health and safety of America’s families.”
The HHE certification was developed by BPI – in partnership with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative (GHHI), a national nonprofit working with partners in more than 30 cities and counties to break the link between unhealthy housing and unhealthy children.
Peter Ashley, Director of the Policy and Standards Division in the Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control at HUD said: “We know that there are millions of homes in the U.S. with lead and other key health and safety hazards that need to be addressed. Development of the HHE certification is a good opportunity for BPI-certified professionals to obtain the additional skills needed to expand our stock of healthy housing. In doing this, we will work together to create homes that are not only energy efficient, but safe and healthy as well.”
Information about the HHE exam can be found at bpi.org/hhe.
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