New Mexico Energy$mart Academy is a Training Partner of the National Center for Healthy Housing
As a training partner, we offer the following classes:
Healthy Homes Essentials:
Healthy Homes training will help you understand the conection between health and housing and how to take a holistic approach to identify and resolve problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents. you will learn how to identify the root causes of problems that threaten the health and well-being of residents and link them to seven principles of healthy housing. Upon completion of the course a student may elect to sit the National Environmental Health Association’s Healthy Homes Specialist credential. (students must have at least 5 years experience related to either housing or health to sit the exam).
Health Opportunities in Energy Audits and Upgrades:
This course provides an opportunity for energy efficiency staff to learn about healthy homes and understand that energy efficiency is only one part of a safe and healthy home. They become aware of a wider array of housing problems they will encounter and may be able to address once they are working in a home.
Green and Healthy Management Strategies for Multi-Family Properties:
This course provides property owners/managers tools to implement green and healthy practices that can reduce energy, water, and contaminants and improve resident health conditions. Successfully completing the course satisfies HUD’s green training requirements under HUD’s Mark to Market Green Initiative and Recovery Act/Green Retrofit Program as well as the National Affordable Housing Management Association’s (NAHMA’s) training requirements for their Credential for Green Property Management.
Healthy Homes for Community Health Workers:
This course trains CHWs to provide one-on-one and large group education on healthy homes, provide general advice about specific healthy homes problems, and be able to recommend healthy homes approaches to be taken by families, landlords and other community members.