Health Opportunities in Energy Audits and Upgrades

This course provides an opportunity for energy efficiency staff to learn about healthy homes and understand that energy efficiency is only one part of a safe and healthy home. They become aware of a wider array of housing problems they will encounter and may be able to address once they are working in a home.

The training can also provide an opportunity for staff from healthy homes and weatherization programs to meet and discuss common issues, including eligibility requirements, audit or assessment parameters, the types of services each program provides to their clients and opportunities for referrals.

Participants in the course will learn about strategies for combining healthy homes and energy efficiency work for more of a “one-touch” home improvement approach. This approach is more convenient for the owner or tenant, is a more efficient use of staff time and public funds, and it is a way to be sure that one repair does not leave behind a bigger problem unbeknownst to a contractor only trained in energy efficiency.

Course Information

Typical Agenda

Learning Objectives:

  • To identify four additional items to add to energy audits to better identify healthy housing issues.
  • To identify three critical health protections to undertake during all energy upgrade work.
  • To identify three low cost health improvements that can be added to weatherization or energy upgrade jobs.
  • To identify local organizations to refer clients/contractors for lead, asthma, housing repairs, pest issues, radon (if applicable), and asbestos.

Available CEUs:

  • This program has been approved by the Building Performance Institute for a total of 6 BPI continuing education units.

To register for this course, click here to be taken to the Healthy Homes Training Center course catalog.

Please contact Laura Titus for more information about this course.

Who Should Attend

Energy Program Managers, Weatherization Specialists, Energy Auditors