Build Performance Institute Launches Healthy Home Evaluator Certification

The Building Performance Institute (BPI) has launched a Healthy Home Evaluator certification aimed to help the home performance, weatherization, and healthy housing workforce to better conduct in home assessments relating to occupant health and safety. The certification was developed in partnership with the Green & Healthy Homes Initiative and with assistance from Children’s Mercy Hospital of Kansas City Missouri.

The certification is designed to help “professionals to obtain the additional skills needed to expand our stock of healthy housing,” in order to create energy efficient, safe, and healthy homes. The Healthy Home Evaluator Certification requires previous certification in one of three other BPI certifications (Building Analyst, Energy Auditor, or Quality Control Inspector), and will train an evaluator to assess “the risk of key home-based health hazards, including asthma triggers from dust, moisture and mold, Volatile Organic Compounds, lead-based pain, asbestos, carbon monoxide leaks, as well as potential fire hazards, trip and fall hazards, and pest management issues.”

For more information about the Certification, click here.