IAQ & Healthy Homes

2018 HPC National Conference Session

Sell Them on Health and Comfort and the Energy Savings Will Follow

Thursday, April 26
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Salon D (5th Floor)
CEUs: BPI, InterNachi, NARI, ASHI

The Arab Oil Embargo ushered in a prolonged national effort to end America's dependence on foreign energy sources. Incentives were created to encourage homeowners to invest in upgrading the energy efficiency of their homes. Home performance contractors are learning that the key drivers for consumers are health and comfort, not energy efficiency. There is a national epidemic of asthma in the U. S. It is estimated that 1 in 5 cases of asthma can be attributed to factors in the home. Moisture, mold, dust mites, pet and insect dander - to name a few - can negatively impact the health of occupants. Find out how you can deliver healthy home evaluations for your customers.

Learning Objectives:

Larry Zarker

Chief Executive Officer
Building Performance Institute, Inc.

Larry Zarker is CEO of the Building Performance Institute, the nation's home performance credentialing and standards setting organization. As CEO since 2006, Larry oversees BPI’s network of over 22,000 certified professionals and BPI GoldStar contractors. Under his direction BPI became an ANSI accredited standards development organization and certifying body. Prior to BPI, he served as VP of Marketing with the National Association of Home Builders Research Center, where he worked for 20 years.


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Aaron Johnson

Indoor airPLUS Existing Homes

Aaron is the manager of the Indoor airPLUS Existing Homes labeling program and serves in a technical role for Indoor airPLUS New Homes. Over the past decade, he has worked as a RESNET QAD, Rater Trainer, and a BPI QCI, among other building science positions. He has presented at many conferences on health and indoor air quality in homes.


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