SOURCE: Indoor Air Quality Association

May 05, 2008 14:30 ET

IAQA Introduces IAQ Course for Facility Managers

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - May 5, 2008) - A new training program to help facility managers deal with indoor air quality (IAQ) issues in their buildings has been approved by the Indoor Air Quality Association. Called the IAQA Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager course, the program will be delivered by Indoor Sciences, Inc., an IAQA-certified training provider.

In recent years, there has been increasing concern over indoor air quality and mold in commercial and institutional buildings. Facility managers are often tasked with solving IAQ and mold problems, but are unprepared and unequipped to make improvements. Complaints often get ignored and tensions flare as the problems persist. The IAQA Certified Indoor Air Quality Manager Course is designed to help facility managers diagnose simple IAQ problems, resolve them quickly and prevent them from occurring again. The course teaches students how to develop a site-specific IAQ Management Plan that will set procedures for improving the indoor environment.

IAQA has conducted training programs for assessment and remediation professionals since 1998. The new course is IAQA's first designed specifically for facility managers. According to Ian Cull, President of Indoor Sciences, Inc., "Many facility managers are now realizing that outside consultants are not always needed to make improvements to air quality. With quality training, in-house staff can make powerful changes costing little or no money."

The new course is available as both an online training program and on-site seminar for private groups. The training prepares students for an optional accredited certification by the American IAQ Council, called the Council-certified Indoor Air Quality Manager (CIAQM).

The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public. IAQA was established in 1995 and is the nation's largest IAQ trade association with over 4,000 members and 41 local chapters. To learn more about IAQA visit: www.iaqa.org. Indoor Sciences, Inc. is an approved Indoor Air Quality Association training provider based in Chicago, IL. More information can be found at www.indoorsciences.com.

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