Last month we went up to Nashville to participate in the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) 2014 Indoor Environment & Energy Exposition. We attended three days of seminars led by industry experts, including certified industrial hygienists, inspection and remediation professionals, university researchers, government officials, and environmental lawyers.
The event included 46 seminars and a joint tradeshow between IAQA and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA).
Seminar topics included how to improve air quality, tips for performing better mold inspections, industry standards, new technology for assessing and improving air quality, volatile organic compound (VOC) sampling, legal challenges, air sampling techniques, radon testing, business growth and development, marketing, dampness assessment and control, case studies of indoor air quality projects and much more.
What We Took Away from IAQA
We are always searching for ways to improve our inspections, assessments, remediations/abatements, customer service and business practices. This time we came home with quite a few ideas and practices that we plan to implement.
One of the most interesting talks was about indoor dampness, its link to asthma development, and how to control it. New evidence indicates that dampness alone, not just the associated mold growth that can develop due to dampness, has been linked to asthma development! We will discuss this in more detail in a future post.
How Our Ongoing Education Helps You
At Branch Environmental, we strive to be on the forefront of the industry. We are eager to increase our knowledge and improve our training, all in an effort to better serve our customers.
We are not satisfied with yesterday’s knowledge and methods. Instead, we continually research, ask questions, and seek superior methods to improve the quality of air you breathe. To talk about how to improve your home health, just give us a call! We’re happy to explore all of your options.