Healthier Homes Awareness for Building Professionals – New Cutting-Edge Designation Course

Allergy Standards Limited (ASL), Construction Instruction and EEBA are delighted to launch a new, cutting-edge, educational program on Healthier Homes Awareness (HHA) that bridges the gaps in medical and building science knowledge around the growing issue of health in the home. The course will help direct practitioners to the issue of poor indoor air quality and deliver practical solutions to improve the lives of people impacted by asthma, allergies, and COVID-19.  

These seven expert learning modules were developed by the science and business experts behind the internationally renowned asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, and the building science experts at CI and EEBA.  

The HHA for Building Professionals course will be launching this Earth Day, April 22nd, 2021 on ASL Academy and the EEBA Academy. The HHA program launches at a time when Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is rapidly deteriorating around the world and producing serious medical consequences. The global pandemic has radically shifted homeowner expectations and demands on building professionals to deliver healthier homes.  

This program is led by Dr. John McKeon, CEO of Allergy Standards. McKeon is internationally recognized for delivering cutting-edge talks and workshops on innovation. At Allergy Standards, Design Thinking has merged scientific processes with empathic listening to consumer needs. By being human-centric in our approach to the increasing issue of ‘bad’ indoor air, we consider the emotions and needs of the consumer, and the impact of building materials, furnishings and use patterns of an inhabited building. 

McKeon shows how empathic conversations with clients deliver the best outcomes and how the construction industry is responding to the new hyper-awareness of pathogens. “The management of SARS-Cov-2, COVID-19, in our indoor air has almost become a proxy for superior buildings with better ventilation” said Dr. McKeon, CEO of ASL and academic lead on the program. 

Dr. McKeon is joined by green building science expert, Gord Cooke, an acclaimed international speaker and instructor on cutting edge building science and technologies. Cooke examines how material science alone is not sufficient in creating better buildings. He delves into the complex issue of bringing together the correct products and building science to execute a healthier home.  

The demand for a better understanding of health and Indoor Air Quality highlights the knowledge gap in the professional residential homebuilding community. “This innovative training program is perfectly positioned to bridge this gap by offering highly relevant cutting-edge content by Dr. McKeon and actionable practicable steps by Gord Cooke,” said Aaron Smith, CEO of EEBA.  

The HHA course featured on the ASL Academy and the EEBA Academy includes modules centered around Design Thinking, digital transformation, and other non-technical skills training. This program will provide crucial information about the rising demand for clean indoor air in the “indoor generation”, and the science behind the negative health impacts that result from poor Indoor Air Quality, such as asthma, asthma, allergies, and other respiratory diseases. Additionally, the course will address ways to design and build with technologies that enable better health outcomes. 

Enrollment in the HHA for Building Professionals is available to all those involved in delivering high performance homes and supporting better human health, including building and design professionals, energy raters, real estate professionals, retailers, and specialty trade contractors. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are currently in the process of being approved by AIABPINAHBNARI and RESNET for this course. Upon successful completion of the course, attendees will also earn the HHA for Building Professionals Designation.  

Read more here on the HHA Program at the ASL Academy 

Preregister for the HHA Course at the EEBA Academy 

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