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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.
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:
6. Ventilated, and
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.