ACEEE and BPI are Sponsoring a Healthy Housing Principles (HHP) Training

ACEEE and the Building Performance Institute (BPI) are sponsoring a four-hour Healthy Housing Principles (HHP) training from 1-5 pm CST on January 21, 2020 at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter in advance of the ACEEE 2020 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy in New OrleansTrainers for the session include Kevin Kennedy of Children's Mercy Hospital of Kansas City, Joe Medosch of Hayward Healthy Home Score, and Rick Hall of Building Science Professional Training LLC.

Much as the BPI's Building Science Principles (BSP) does for teaching the fundamentals of building science, the HHP will do for raising awareness of the factors in the home that can negatively affect health. The HHP provides an overview of the fundamentals of what makes for a healthier living environment and the related terminology.
The HHP Reference Guide examines the eight "Keep It" principles that influence the home environment.
These include Keep It:
• Dry
• Clean
• Safe
• Well-Ventilated
• Pest-free
• Contaminant-free
• Well Maintained
• Thermally Controlled
Once a person has taken the training and studied this guide, they'll be prepared to pass the HHP exam and earn their HHP Certificate of Knowledge. People who register will receive a copy of the HHP Reference Guide and a code they can use to take the exam and earn the certificate. The cost is 
$100 for conference registrants and $400 for non-registrants.
For more information about the conference and to register, please visit here.

Meet the Trainers

Kevin Kennedy
Program Director
Environmental Health Program, Children’s Mercy Kansas City
Kansas City, Missouri
Mr. Kennedy is the Program Director for the Environmental Health Program at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Mr. Kennedy has been involved in environmental health science, research, and professional training for 16 years and environmental consulting and analytical chemistry for over 25 years. He received his master’s degree in Public Health from the Kansas University Medical Center, and his bachelor’s degree in Natural History and Environmental Science from the University of Kansas, where he also received teaching certification in secondary science. He has served on a variety of committees including the Environmental Health Committee for ASHRAE, and the Environmental Assessment Workgroup for the Joint Task Force of the AAAAI, and the ACAAI. He teaches courses in environmental health assessment and investigations, healthy homes, environmental measurement and sampling, and building science. In a previous life he worked as a restoration carpenter and woodworkers focusing on older homes.

Joe Medosch

Healthy Building Scientist
Hayward Score
Cumming, Georgia
Joe Medosch {med-osh} – Healthy Home Building S former Executive Director of HHEA, Healthy Home Environment Association.
Master trainer and building scientist, his diverse background in multiple trades and provides a unique understanding of “The House as System.” Joe has been a contractor since 1990 and a Comfort Consultant Trainer for over 15 years. He provides solutions on Healthy/Energy Efficient Home Performance.

Rick Hall

Founder and Owner
Building Science Professional Training LLC
Louisville, Kentucky
Rick Hall started in the heating cooling and refrigeration industry in 1984 after graduating from Jefferson State Vocational and Technical School. He began his teaching career in 2002 at Jefferson Community and Technical College in Louisville, KY. Rick holds certifications by the Carbon Monoxide Safety Association as a Carbon Monoxide Specialist and Combustion Analysis Specialist. Rick is a proctor for North American Technical Excellence, ESCO Institute, Carbon Monoxide Safety Association, and Building Performance Institute. Rick currently serves as the lead trainer for Building Science Professional Training. He has certified hundreds of Building Analysts and is the KY state subject matter expert in residential energy efficiency. He has trained 30 KY faculty members in building science and created a 5-credit hour academic class entitled Building Science Engineering. Rick is a Certified Energy Manager and also holds the BPI Healthy Homes Evaluator certification.