Healthy Indoor Environment


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.

This mini-course has three modules. 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.

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!

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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

Course Details

  • HIE1 takes about 3 hours to complete (including review time and quizzes)

  • Like all BHE courses, you have access for a full 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

Completing this course qualifies you for:

BC Housing: 5 Continuing Professional Development Points

BPI: 5 Continuing Education Credits

NAHB: 1 hour Continuing Education for CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR