The Indoor Environments and Green Buildings Policy Resource Center

Indoor Environments Program

Since the early 1990s, ELI’s Indoor Environments Program has helped advance policies and programs that make buildings healthier places to live, learn, and work, with a focus on improving indoor air quality. We provide a variety of materials – from in-depth research reports to policy briefs and compilations of state laws and regulations – that build on advances in public health science and building science. Read more about the Program.

Learn about Recent Developments in IAQ Policy.

 

Profiles of Innovative State Programs: Wisconsin Healthy Homes Toolkit

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) provides a variety of resources on how to recognize and address indoor health hazards. In 2021, several agency programs worked together with non-profit organizations to create a toolkit and outreach program for promoting healthy homes during National Healthy Homes Month, which is observed in June each year. Although the toolkit is specific to Wisconsin, it provides information that may be useful in other jurisdictions as well.

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Profiles of Innovative State Programs: New Hampshire - Lead Poisoninng Prevention Video Series

The New Hampshire Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Prevention Program (HHLPPP), located within the state Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services, offers resources to help address the risk of lead poisoning and other health and safety issues that come from the home environment. To increase awareness of lead hazards and preventive actions, the HHLPPP developed five videos that can be shared with parents, healthcare providers, and property owners to understand the hazards associated with lead and the importance of prevention.