PHRC Webinars

Healthy Homes: Insights for Existing Housing

4/13/2021 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Instructor: Sarah Klinetob Lowe (High-Performance Housing Specialist, PHRC)


Link to Webinar:


The Building Performance Institute (BPI) has laid out eight Healthy Homes Principles that affect the health and well-being of a home’s occupants. This webinar will walk through these eight principles which include “Keep it …”: Dry, Clean, Safe, Well-Ventilated, Pest-Free, Contaminant-Free, Well Maintained, and Thermally Controlled.

Learning Objectives

  1. Review connections between occupant health and common conditions in existing housing, such as how mold in chronically damp areas of the home can lead to human illness.
  2. Explore how moisture reduction strategies such as effective drainage and air sealing can reduce dampness and improve indoor environmental quality.
  3. Examine how home ventilation system improvements can reduce risk of occupant respiratory illnesses.
  4. Identify resources for building professionals to identify, evaluate, and remediate unhealthy conditions in the physical design of existing housing.


Free to attend; $20 for continuing education credit in live webinar

Credit Hours

Live Webinar: 1.0 PA L&I Contact Hour, 1.0 PA PDH, 1.0 AIA LU|HSW, 1.0 ICC Contact Hour (0.1 CEU), 1.0 NARI hour/CEU

Tags: Residential Structures and Building Code Requirements



The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304