We are excited to share with you an opportunity that EEBA is spearheading alongside Allergy Standards, Ltd, Construction Instruction, and Trane Technologies:

  • EEBA Healthier Homes Certified Building Professional

On Tuesday, May 5th EEBA hosted a webinar on “Designing for Health in the Home” with Dr. John McKeon. The response from the EEBA community was instant, with members asking for a way to certify their teams to better understand and market the benefits of health and wellness to their occupants. Alongside our Certified partner Trane Technologies and working with Construction Instruction, EEBA reached out to Allergy Standards to see if we could create an educational program specifically designed for Healthy Homes Certified Professionals that focuses on the Science, Health, Selling, Perspective and Building Science based knowledge that would be required to offer a Certification to our industry. We are pleased to be working alongside Allergy Standards and Construction Instruction to bring this training to the home building industry globally and are grateful to the generosity of Trane Technologies and an Anonymous donor that seeded this educational program with initial donations of $9000.

There are a large number of building professionals in North America with extensive knowledge of their industry and product solutions for all areas of the home. It has been identified that a significant number of these professionals lack the knowledge of the outcomes that these products and services have on the building occupiers, especially where individuals in that building are impacted by respiratory issues (asthma & allergies). The goal of this program is to bridge that knowledge gap and give building professionals the confidence to ask questions and understand how the answers they receive will impact the solutions they recommend.

Creating a Healthier Customer

The air we breathe is single most important external factor governing our health today. It’s obvious that no one can survive without clean air, yet we take it for granted.

We breathe 2 gallons of air per minute, that’s 3400 gallons of air each day. Air pollution takes away at least 1-2 years of a typical human life. According to the World Health Organization, 92% live in places where air pollution routinely exceeds safe limits.* There were an estimated 6.5 million deaths worldwide from air pollution-related diseases in 2012, WHO data shows. That’s 11.6% of all global deaths – more than the number of people killed by Covid-19, tuberculosis and road injuries combined. Building a safe healthy home environment isn't just important, it's essential. This course is being designed to help those in a customer advisory role in the residential construction industry. The course teaches how to build a better air quality environment for customers. Taking care of customers health and helping them make better, more informed decisions when specifying and purchasing products and services that effect the very air they, and their loved ones, breathe.

Dr John McKeon CEO
Allergy Standards
Aaron C. Smith, CEO
Energy & Environmental Building Alliance
Mark LaLiberte, President
Construction Instruction, Inc.

What is it? 

Healthier Homes Certified Building Professional - For Staff Working in Residential Construction

This course is being developed by asthma and allergy science experts at Allergy Standards. The same company behind the world famous asthma & allergy friendly® Certification:

  • Provides background on FDA, EPA and other relevant regulations
  • Accredited and beneficial for career progression of the individual
  • Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
  • Video, audio and practical

Approximate duration: 0.5-2 hours per certification category On completion, certificate is posted the next working day

Having certified asthma & allergy friendly products is a great way of demonstrating that your business cares about the welfare of the customer. The challenge that the customer faces is understanding the difference between certified and uncertified products.

Who is this for? 

This suite of courses will help your realtor, design center staff, and construction teams become much more informed about the health benefits of asthma & allergy friendly® products in the homes that you build.

Partners

Sponsors

This educational course is being underwritten by the following corporate sponsors:

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Interested in becoming a sponsor? Email aaron@eeba.org for more information

Here what John McKeon from Allergy Standards has to say about Designing for Health in the Home and the Importance of IAQ.

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