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Indoor environmental assessments encompass the professional assessment of everything within a home that could compromise the occupant's health and safety. ...

Indoor environmental assessments encompass the professional assessment of everything within a home that could compromise the occupant's health and safety.
The concept of a "Healthy Home" was pioneered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to promote safe, decent, and sanitary housing as a means for preventing diseases and injury. Seven basic principals were established not to just help with the professional assessment of the home but to help the occupants understand and take control of their indoor environment.

The Seven Principals are:

1. Dry,
2. Clean,
3. Pest-Free,
4. Safe,
5. Contaminant-Free,
6. Ventilated, and
7. Maintained.

These simple principals should be used when anyone is assessing a home's indoor environment and then presented to the occupants in a way that they can not only understand the current conditions of their indoor environment but also take control, improve, and maintain their indoor environment.

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IAQ Assessment using the 7 Principals of Healthy Homes #IAQS 3-18-2014   #IAQS #IAQ IAQ Assessment using the 7 Principals of Healthy Homes #IAQS 3-18-2014 #IAQS #IAQ Presentation Transcript

  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 1 OF 105
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 2 OF 105 Questions6 The Holistic Approach3 Introduction1 “It’s Not Always Mold”4 Seven Principles of Healthy Homes2 The Healthy Homes Specialist5 www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 3 OF 105 National Center for Healthy Housing www.nchh.org www.healthyhomestraining.org
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 4 OF 105 Seven Principles of Healthy Homes www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 5 OF 105 Seven Principles of Healthy Homes • An Indoor Environmental Assessments is an education on the 7 Seven Principles of Healthy Homes. www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 6 OF 105 Principal 1 • 1. Keep your home Dry Damp houses provide a nurturing environment for mites, roaches, rodents, and molds, all of which are associated with asthma. www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 7 OF 105 Principal 2 • 2. Keep your home Clean: Clean homes help reduce pest infestations and exposure to contaminants.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 8 OF 105 Principal 3 • 3. Keep your home Pest-Free: Recent studies show a causal relationship between exposure to mice and cockroaches and asthma episodes in children; yet inappropriate treatment for pest infestations can exacerbate health problems, since pesticide residues in homes pose risks for neurological damage and cancer.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 9 OF 105 Principal 4 • 4. Keep your home Safe: The majority of injuries among children occur in the home. Falls are the most frequent cause of residential injuries to children, followed by injuries from objects in the home, burns, and poisonings.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 10 OF 105 Principal 5 • 5. Keep your home Contaminant-Free: Chemical exposures include lead, radon, pesticides, volatile organic compounds, and environmental tobacco smoke. Exposures to asbestos particles, radon gas, carbon monoxide, and second-hand tobacco smoke are far higher indoors than outside.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 11 OF 105 Principal 6 • 6. Keep your home Ventilated: Studies show that increasing the fresh air supply in a home improves respiratory health.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 12 OF 105 Principal 7 • 7. Keep your home Maintained: Poorly-maintained homes are at risk for moisture and pest problems. Deteriorated lead-based paint in older housing is the primary cause of lead poisoning, which affects some 240,000 U.S. children.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 13 OF 105 The Holistic Approach www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 14 OF 105 The Holistic Approach Remember It’s Not Always Mold www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 15 OF 105 The Holistic Approach • By using the Seven Principals the IEP will broaden their approach to the assessment of indoor environments beyond the inspection or sampling of mold. • Our industry poorly defines an Indoor Environmental Assessment and far too often a mold inspection is referred to as an Indoor Air Quality Assessment. www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 16 OF 105 It’s Not Just Mold • If an Indoor Environmental Assessment is approached as a mold inspection the inspector runs the risk of missing the obvious issues within the home. • If the determination of an indoor environmental concern is based solely on the sampling for mold even more will be overlooked by the inspector. www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 17 OF 105 It’s Not Just Mold • The following are examples of homes that were previously assessed for mold , many under the classification of an Indoor Air Quality Inspection and Testing. • The issues identified ranged from entertaining to painfully obvious as we assessed each home with the use of the Seven Principals of Healthy Homes. www.FloridaIAQ.com
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 18 OF 105 Body Powder
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 19 OF 105 Body Powder
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 20 OF 105 The Fireplace • Unfortunately one of the most overlooked contributors in the home. • One of the primary sources of make up air for a running bathroom exhaust fan or ducted kitchen exhaust fan. – Obvious source of carbon soot, – potential source of natural gas – Potential source of carbon monoxide
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 21 OF 105 Fireplace & Open Chimney Flue
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 22 OF 105 Gas Fireplace
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 23 OF 105 The Gas Furnace • Must have unfiltered undampered outdoor air – Combustion air supply / make up air supply • Furnace Cabinet is louvered to allow for necessary ventilation – Inevitably leads to filter bypass – Inevitably introduces unfiltered outdoor air – Inevitably leads to elevated indoor particulates – Potential source of natural gas – Potential source of carbon monoxide
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 24 OF 105 The Gas Furnace
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 25 OF 105 The Gas Furnace
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 26 OF 105 The Garage Gas Furnace
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 27 OF 105 The Garage Gas Furnace
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 28 OF 105 The Garage Air Handler • The worst location for the source of a homes conditioned air – Very High potential to introduce garage contaminates • Vehicle and small engine emissions • Carbon monoxide • Petroleum based VOC’s • Stored chemicals and solvents – High Temperature Differential • Excessive condensation
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 29 OF 105 The Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 30 OF 105 The Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 31 OF 105 Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 32 OF 105 Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 33 OF 105 Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 34 OF 105 Garage Open Return Plenum
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 35 OF 105 Open AC Ducts
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 36 OF 105 Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 37 OF 105 Garage Air Handlers
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 38 OF 105 Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 39 OF 105 Garage Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 40 OF 105 Garage Ceiling Hung Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 41 OF 105 Garage Ceiling Hung Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 42 OF 105 Garage Ceiling Hung Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 43 OF 105 Garage Ceiling Hung Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 44 OF 105 Garage Air Handlers
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 45 OF 105 The Attic Air Handler • Tied for Second worst location for a homes conditioned air supply – High Potential for attic air infiltration – High temperature differential • Excessive condensation • Premature coil deterioration • Attracts rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 46 OF 105 Attic Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 47 OF 105 Attic Air handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 48 OF 105 Attic Air Handler Correct Coils
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 49 OF 105 Attic Air Handler Reversed Coils
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 50 OF 105 Secondary Drain Pan
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 51 OF 105 Redneck Secondary Drain Line
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 52 OF 105 The Basement Air Handler • Tied for Second worst location for a homes conditioned air supply – High Potential for basement air infiltration – High temperature differential • Excessive condensation • Premature coil deterioration • Attracts rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 53 OF 105 The Basement Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 54 OF 105 Basement Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 55 OF 105 Basement Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 56 OF 105 The Crawlspace Air Handler • Tied for Second worst location for a homes conditioned air supply – High Potential for crawlspace air infiltration – High temperature differential • Excessive condensation • Premature coil deterioration • Attracts rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 57 OF 105 Crawlspace Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 58 OF 105 Crawlspace Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 59 OF 105 Crawlspace Air Handler
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 60 OF 105 Basement & Crawlspace Ducts
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 61 OF 105 Basement & Crawlspace Ducts
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 62 OF 105 Basement & Crawlspace Ducts
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 63 OF 105 Basement & Crawlspace Ducts
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 64 OF 105 Basement & Crawlspace Ducts
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 65 OF 105 Attic Dryer Vent
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 66 OF 105 Attic Dryer Vent
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 67 OF 105 Clogged & Separated Dryer Vent
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 68 OF 105 Candle Soot
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 69 OF 105 Candle Soot
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 70 OF 105 Candle Soot
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 71 OF 105 Fire Damage
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 72 OF 105 Fire Damage
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 73 OF 105 Fire Damage
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 74 OF 105 Rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 75 OF 105 Rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 76 OF 105 Rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 77 OF 105 Rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 78 OF 105 Rodents
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 79 OF 105 Bats
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 80 OF 105 Attic Soda Blasting Media
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 81 OF 105 Attic Soda Blasting Media
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 82 OF 105 Meth Lab
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 83 OF 105 Meth Lab
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 84 OF 105 Air Admittance Valve
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 85 OF 105 Air Admittance Valve
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 86 OF 105 Air Admittance Valve
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 87 OF 105 House Plants
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 88 OF 105 House Plants
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 89 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 90 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 91 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 92 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 93 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 94 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 95 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 96 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 97 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 98 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 99 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 100 OF 105 Exterior Wall Assemblies
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 101 OF 105 Termites
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 102 OF 105 Termites
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 103 OF 105 Tools of the Trade
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 104 OF 105 Healthy Homes Specialist
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 105 OF 105 Healthy Homes Specialist • Healthy Homes Specialist Credential • NCHH and the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) offer a “Healthy Homes Specialist” credential, designed for health and housing professionals in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 106 OF 105 Healthy Homes Specialist • To achieve the credential, individuals must complete a comprehensive exam on the seven principles of healthy housing, which include keeping homes: Dry, Clean, Pest-Free, Contaminant-Free, Ventilated, Safe, and Maintained. Individuals seeking the Healthy Homes Specialist credential must:
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 107 OF 105 Healthy Homes Specialist • Be at least 21 years of age; • Have five years of experience in housing, environmental health, or public health; • Achieve a minimum score of 70% on the qualifying examination; and • Successfully complete an online home assessment exercise.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 108 OF 105 Healthy Homes Specialist • Apply for the HHS credential by completing an application downloadable at www.neha.org/credential/HHS. • Cost of applying for and taking the HHS exam is $150 NEHA members or $205 non-members. • For more information on this credential you can visit www.neha.org to read the fact sheet or contact NEHA’s Credentialing Staff at 303.756.9090 ext. 339.
  • www.FloridaIAQ.com Slide 109 OF 105
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