NSHI, NAMRI, BPI, & NEHA

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National Society of Home Inspectors NSHI NATIONAL SOCIETY OF HOME INSPECTORS

http://www.nshi.us/

The National Society of Home Inspectors, Inc. (NSHI) Web site offers information for real estate professionals, resources for home buyers, along with access to educational programs, professional membership, and national certification for inspectors.

National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MOLD REMEDIATORS

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INSPECTORS

 

http://www.namri.org/

The National Association of Mold Remediators and Inspectors, (NAMRI) Website offers information for real estate professionals, resources for home buyers, along with professional membership, and nationalcertification for mold professionals. NAMRI is dedicated to ensuring professionalism and trust in the mold inspection and remediation industry by establishing uniform standards of practice and promoting an ethical code of conduct that protects all parties.
 

 

BPI Standards

 

 

BPI is a national standards development organization for residential energy efficiency and weatherization retrofit work. As an independent, not-for-profit organization, we bring together leading building science experts from across North America to develop our standards using a consensus-based methodology. Taking a holistic view, we ensure that all styles and ages of dwelling are included, and all climate zones covered.

 

BPI is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as an approved developer of American National Standards. Through BPI’s Standards Technical Committee and its working groups and dozens of committed industry participants, the BPI Standards program maintains an unmatched reputation as the home performance industry’s leading standards body. BPI functions as a vital connection between companies, contractors and training organizations to ensure the entire home performance and weatherization workforce is following the same strict protocols.

Individuals that have been trained, tested and certified to BPI’s nationally recognized standards use the house-as-a-system approach to improving the performance of existing homes – an approach proven to reduce home owner annual utility bills by as much as 20 percent or more. That's why BPI standards are cited by the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as well as several state Weatherization Assistance Programs.

 

 

http://www.neha.org/about/neha.html

 

NEHA’s Origin

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) had its origins in the state of California where it was incorporated in 1937. The original impetus behind the creation of a national professional society for environmental health practitioners was the desire by professionals of that day to establish a standard of excellence for this developing profession. This standard, which has come to be known as the Registered Environmental Health Specialist or Registered Sanitarian credential, signifies that an environmental health professional has mastered a body of knowledge (which is verified through the passing of an examination), and has acquired sufficient experience, to satisfactorily perform work responsibilities in the environmental health field. The pioneers of the association believed that such a credential was necessary if the environmental health field was to grow and take shape as a legitimate and widely respected profession.


NEHA’s Mission

Drawing on the original effort that led to the creation of NEHA, the association today stands as a strong professional society with over 4,500 members across the nation. Clearly NEHA’s mission, “to advance the environmental health and protection professional for the purpose of providing a healthful environment for all” is as relevant today as it was when the organization was founded.

Advancement has been defined by NEHA in terms of both education and motivation. The basis for the association’s activities is the belief that the professional who is educated and motivated is the professional who will make the greatest contribution to the healthful environmental goals which we all seek. Accordingly, great emphasis is placed on providing, through each of NEHA’s programs, both an educational as well as a motivational opportunity. At NEHA’s conferences, for example, tremendous attention is paid to developing a quality educational program that not only imparts knowledge to the attendee but, also, through the very quality of the presentations, inspires the attendee to do more upon returning to his or her job.