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.
This mini-course has three modules. Download the course outline here. Each module has a quiz at the end. You need at least a 70% grade in the quiz at the end of each module to proceed to the next (there is no limit on quiz attempts). There is no final exam on this course.
Finishing the course gives you a certificate that can be submitted to various organizations for continuing education and professional development credits.
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HIE1 takes about 3 hours to complete (including review time and quizzes)
You have 4 weeks to finish HIE1 from when you first begin (...but you can contact us if you need an extension)
- Like all BHE courses, you have access to the online modules for a full 12 months after you complete the course
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!
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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