We are excited to share with you an opportunity that EEBA is spearheading alongside Allergy Standards, Ltd, Construction Instruction, and Trane Technologies:  the EEBA Healthier Homes Awareness for Building Professionals Course.



What is it? 

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

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. 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

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

CEUs: 7 LU|HSW AIA, 7 NARI, 7 RESNET, 7 NAHB, and 3.5 BPI credits

Who is this for? 

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

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NEW Short Courses! 

The Medical Impact of Poor Indoor Air

The dialogue between building professionals and customers is changing. It is vital for those in the construction industry to understand what it means to have healthy indoor air and how that is shaping customer demands.

Instructor: Dr. John McKeon

Indoor Pathogens

In this course we delve into the statistics, medical language and how to talk to customers in a relatable way. We learn about gasses, particles and biologicals and conduct basic conversations about these hazards. Brief punchy videos not only to understand more about pathogens such as Coronavirus. But how to control the impact of pathogens within a building.

Instructor: Dr. John McKeon

In-Home Triggers

Dr John takes us on a fascinating ‘walk through’ of a typical house spotting common reservoirs of indoor triggers that can lead to poor air quality and negative health outcomes. Learn the positive impacts of ventilation, source control and cleaning. Become an expert in spotting the potential triggers and help your customers build the best, healthiest, indoor environment possible.

Instructor: Dr. John McKeon

What are Asthma & Allergies

Asthma and Allergies impact a staggering 50% of US households. Many indoor triggers are causing medical challenges. Dr John teaches us the triggers of asthma and allergies within the home and how to talk about it. We examine the lack of regulation in this area and the confusion this brings to home owners. Finally we look at how to mitigate against these common allergens and have better, more productive conversations with your customers on this topic.

Instructor: Dr. John McKeon


Course Background

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 the 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.






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








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