Healthy Home Evaluators assess home-based environmental health and safety hazards and provide recommendations to remediate those hazards.
The job of the Healthy Home Evaluator builds on the knowledge and experience used in conducting home inspections and energy audits and adds greater emphasis on whole-home health and safety. A Healthy Home Evaluator conducts in-depth, environmental risk assessments, looking for in-home, health and safety concerns.
Evaluators use visual observations as well as diagnostic tests to understand the indoor environmental quality of a home. Evaluators identify health and safety concerns such as moisture, mold, poor air quality, and asbestos. After assessing and characterizing any environmental health and safety hazards in a home, a Healthy Home Evaluator prepares a report of their findings and recommendations and communicates with the homeowner about next steps, with the goal of improving their health and quality of life. The homeowner can take the results of the healthy home evaluation to a licensed healthcare professional for additional consultation and customized recommendations.
The Building Performance Institute, Inc. (BPI) is the certifying body for Healthy Home Evaluators. Professionals must possess an active BPI Building Analyst Certification or Home Energy Professional (HEP) Certification to qualify for the Healthy Homes Evaluator certification. These certifications emphasize the progression from a professional who can inspect the structural and mechanical aspects of a home to one that can inspect a home with the specific focus on occupant health and safety.