The Building Performance Center is a member of the National Center for Healthy Homes (NCHH) and nationally recognized for combining energy efficiency upgrades with indoor environmental improvements. We emphasize improving the indoor environment because research has shown that reducing asthma triggers in the homes of children suffering from asthma can lead to better health and quality of life for all.
The staff of the BPC are trained in building science, asthma trigger reduction and the seven principles of a healthy home. Our organization has conducted more than 4000 home inspections, we have seen a variety of housing conditions along the way that negatively effect the indoor air and have developed practical strategies to successfully reduce or eliminate them. Our solutions and recommendations range from very simple removal and reduction ideas to more complex air pressure management strategies.Let our experienced staff assist in identifying pollutants Asthma triggers and developing practical effective control strategies. Here is a list of the potential triggers we evaluate during a typical visit:
- Pets (pet dander, in particular)
- Dust mites
- Chemicals used for cleaning, personal care or construction (such as glue)
- Combustion byproducts (e.g. combustion gas spillage from a hot water heater or from gas stoves that aren’t functioning properly)
If someone in your home is suffering from asthma, we will conduct a comprehensive interview and inspection of the home’s living area, attic, crawlspace and garage. Our custom report will list our findings and recommendations for asthma trigger reduction and a healthier home.
Click here for indoor air quality resources from the NW Clean Air Agency.