Healthy Indoor Environment

$50.00

Basic Level
3 Modules 3-5 Hours

Healthy Indoor Environment (HIE1) covers the fundamentals of indoor air quality, healthy housing materials, and ventilation needs to ensure the home’s occupants are healthy and comfortable

Course Overview

Healthy Indoor Environment (HIE1) covers the fundamentals of indoor air quality, healthy housing materials, and ventilation needs to ensure the home’s occupants are healthy and comfortable. Most North Americans spend upwards of 90 percent of their time indoors -- choices made during construction and renovation can impact their quality of life. You will learn how to identify, remedy, and avoid pollutants.

Anyone in the home renovation or new construction industry can benefit from BHE’s online training. Busy people need easy access to CEUs. Learn in bite-size pieces!

Important Details

  • This course takes 3-5 hours  (including review time and quizzes)

  • This course has 3 modules. Each module has a quiz at the end.

  • You need at least a 70% in each quiz to proceed to the next module (no limit on attempts)

  • There is no final exam on this course

  • Like all BHE courses, you have access for 12 months

  • The course is best viewed on a laptop or desktop. It works on tablets, but it’s really hard to see all the detail on a phone!

  • Sales within Canada are subject to GST/HST

Modules

Module 1: Indoor Air Quality

Sources

  • Airborne
  • Moisture-Related


Symptoms

  • Occupant
  • House Structure


Solutions

  • Eliminate
  • Filtrate
  • Ventilate


Module 2: Healthy Housing

Materials

  • Construction Assembly
  • Finishes


Combustion Spillage

  • Signs
  • Risks
  • Remediation


Radon

  • Identifying
  • Testing
  • Controlling


Module 3: Ventilation Requirements

Why Ventilate?

  • Controlling Air Flow
  • Air Filtration
  • Occupant Impacts


F-326 Standard

  • Room Count
  • Ventilation Capacity
  • Depressurization


Systems

  • Exhaust Only
  • Supply Only
  • Balanced Whole House

Learning Objectives

After completing this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the factors that impact indoor air quality (IAQ)

  • Explain methods of evaluating and controlling IAQ

  • Describe healthy construction assembly and finish materials

  • Explain the causes, signs and risks of combustion spillage

  • Describe radon testing and acceptable mitigation methods

  • Explain the need for mechanical ventilation in new houses

  • Distinguish between types of mechanical ventilation systems

Credit Values

Completing this course qualifies you for:

BC Housing: 5 CPDs

BPI: 5 CECs

NAHB: 1 CEC for CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR