June is National Healthy Homes Month (NHHM)! This month-long celebration offers an opportunity to learn more about housing and its impact on health, empowering families to protect themselves from hazards in their home. June’s outreach activities aim to greatly boost awareness and understanding of what federal and local resources are available to make a difference in the lives of all residents, regardless of where they live. Learn more and get involved! Visit the Hud.gov Healthy Homes website.

HPC & Healthy Homes
Healthy Homes was a central topic at the 2018 HPC National Home Performance Conference in Philadelphia.  In session rooms and on the trade show floor, attendees learned from health and IAQ experts in numerous sessions, demonstrating the important relationship between health and housing.

This year’s conference kicked off with a full day workshop on healthy homes, presented by Kevin Kennedy, Director of Environmental Health at Children's Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City and Joe Medosch, Executive Director of Healthy Home Environment Association. This 4-part series took a deep dive into the impact that a home’s indoor environment has on occupants. Through interactive conversations, attendees discussed the principles of healthy homes, asthma and its connection to IAQ, how to communicate with homeowners about chronic environmental disease, and ways to incorporate healthy home assessments and interventions into the retrofit process.

HPC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)
The IAQ & Healthy Homes track offered opportunities for contractors, weatherization programs, and residential energy efficiency programs to learn how to incorporate health into their program design, energy and home repair services, and business models in order to better serve their customers.

Sessions covered both the technical side of IAQ, such as radon and ventilation and moisture myths, as well as tools for healthy homes assessments, like the Healthy Home Evaluator, tools to use during an audit, and effective low-cost IAQ monitors.  Attendees came away from sessions equipped with studies about the link between enhancing indoor air quality and reducing childhood asthma symptoms and research on circumstances where additional cost-effective health and safety investments can increase energy savings.

Join us in Chicago for the 2019 Home Performance Conference & Trade Show for more ways to learn about Healthy Homes and IAQ and be sure to follow HPC on Facebook & Twitter for our videos featuring kids and healthy homes!

Views: 44

Comment

You need to be a member of Home Energy Pros Forum to add comments!

Join Home Energy Pros Forum

Latest Activity

Jay Lillien posted a blog post

How Changing Temps Affect Your Home’s Windows

In Colorado, there’s a time-honored saying:“If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes……See More
4 hours ago
Matt Peiris replied to H.O. Electric's discussion Stop Drinking Bottled Water! in the group News & Announcements
"Cities like Los Angeles now use chlorine AND chloramine to treat their water. While chlorine can be…"
10 hours ago
Matt Peiris joined Diane Chojnowski's group
Thumbnail

News & Announcements

Share your news and announcements with the community in this group.To post news or an announcement,…See More
10 hours ago
Michael Dunseith posted photos
21 hours ago
Ron Jones added a discussion to the group Job Board
Thumbnail

Residential Construction Superintendent for Net Zero Energy Homes: Northern California

At Acre Designs (acre.co), we're bringing Net Zero Energy homes into the 21st century, and we're…See More
yesterday
Kim added a discussion to the group Job Board
Thumbnail

Job Opening - New Construction Specialist - Philadelphia or Pittsburgh, PA Location

New Construction SpecialistAre you looking for a collaborative work environment, colleagues who are…See More
yesterday
Profile IconSteve, Todd Crawford and Evangeline Spence joined Home Energy Pros Forum
yesterday
Steve liked Alex Jonson's discussion Constant Airflow Regulator
yesterday
Mike Berg liked Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion BPI's June Newsletter: Learn How to Get 2 Easy CEUs & Free Marketing Materials
yesterday
Kurt Shafer posted a status
"I am now a POWUR solar consultant (http://www,powur.com/kurt.shafer/learn and http://www.Invisco.com/solar"
yesterday
Kurt Shafer posted a status
"Invisco sold the high performance ES-6400 and ER-8000 whole house fan products to Thorwaldson (http://www.ThorwaldsonWholeHouseFans.com)"
yesterday
Hannah Wood liked Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion BPI's June Newsletter: Learn How to Get 2 Easy CEUs & Free Marketing Materials
yesterday
Home Performance Coalition's blog post was featured

Advancing Home Energy Labeling through Data Standardization

Making energy efficiency features visible at the time of home sale is a strategy with…See More
yesterday
Mark A. Moeller joined allen p tanner's group
Thumbnail

Energy Auditing Equipment for Sale, Trade or to Purchase

Discuss the pros and cons of the equipment you are interested in prior to purchase. Post equipment…See More
Saturday
Franco Oyuela commented on John White's blog post HVAC Maintenance Checklist for Spring Cleaning
"As with a traditional air conditioner or heat pump, ductless mini splits require routine…"
Friday
NKaplan shared Quinn Korzeniecki's discussion on Facebook
Friday
Don Fugler replied to Tom Phillips's discussion Kitchen Ventilation Resources in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Another good publication written for builders/renovators/HVAC professionals was Chris…"
Thursday
Robert Bean replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Hi Chris, Today there is no research that I can find to support less than 500 fpm. As I noted above…"
Thursday
Robert Bean replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Hi Tom, All good comments and questions that need to be explored for residential systems. We have…"
Thursday
Chris Stratton replied to Robert Bean's discussion Low velocity consequences in the group Kitchen Ventilation
"Seems like high velocity and low noise are at odds with each other. And one of the biggest…"
Thursday

Photos

  • Add Photos
  • View All

© 2018   Created by Home Performance Coalition (HPC)   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service