Build a Health House
The simple steps listed below will guide you through participation in the Health House program and will help to ensure that your project meets all of the necessary requirements to become a Health House Recognized project. To be eligible, Health House projects must be located in the Upper Midwest region, which includes the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.
- Download the Builder Registration Form and the Project Registration Form and return them to the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Health House program.
- Identify the third-party verifier that will be used during the project. Third-party verifiers are typically RESNET certified or National Green Building Certification Accredited.
- After submitting your Builder Registration Form, you will receive the Health House Builder Guidelines, Builder Checklist, and Verifier Checklist. Familiarize yourself with these documents and distribute the Verifier Checklist to your third-party verifier.
- Once your project is registered, proceed with the construction process. Be sure to document the necessary steps in the appropriate Checklists and meet with the third-party verifier as required.
- Upon project completion, submit both the Builder & Verifier Checklists and any additional supporting documentation to the Health House program.
- Project documentation will be reviewed by Health House staff and a determination will be made regarding the status of the Health House Recognized project.
- To achieve Health House Recognition, the home must meet at least 90% of the total points, including 100% of the points available from the Final Performance Test. Criteria not met during the Final Performance Test must be addressed before the home can become Health House Recognized.
- Upon successful completion, Health House Recognized homes will receive an official Letter of Recognition as well as a Recognition Plaque.