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Buildings are for People.

The Maine Indoor Air Quality Council is dedicated to creating healthy, productive, and environmentally sustainable indoor spaces where you can live, work, play, and learn. From development of practical strategies to design, build, operate and maintain your home, school, or office building--to communications, education, and policy--the Council is dedicated to making your indoors, a better indoors. Because after all, buildings are for people.

Featured News:
  • How Filtration Reduces Exposure to COVID-19

    Filtration is the process of capturing particles (including virus) on a filter surface, where they cannot be inhaled by people…

  • Give Your Space a Break

    Balance times of occupancy with periodic intervals to give ventilation and filtration systems a chance to clear out pollutants, including virus particles.

  • Measuring Ventilation

    Ventilation can reduce the number of airborne virus particles by exhausting them out of an indoor space. You can’t see ventilation, but you can measure it!

  • Use Mechanical Ventilation

    Ventilation can reduce the number of virus particles by exhausting out of an indoor space. Using mechanical fans to ventilate ensures that fresh outdoor air is brought in and that stale air and pollutants, including virus particles, are exhausted out.

  • How Ventilation Reduces Exposure to COVID-19

    Ventilation can reduce the number of airborne virus particles by exhausting them outdoors, thus reducing exposure to people indoors.

  • Why Handwashing Works to Prevent COVID-19

    When you have direct personal contact with an infected person or touch a surface that has virus on it, the virus particles will “stick” to the oil on your skin and remain there until washed off. Soap has physical properties that loosen the particles from your skin. When you rinse your soapy hands, you wash the soap and virus particles away.

  • Soap Science & COVID-19

    A hodgepodge of articles discussing how soap both cleans virus from your skin as well as destroys it. How Handwashing with Soap Kills Coronavirus- NewYork-Presbyterian (nyp.org) Soap-ology: Quick Facts About Soap and How it Protects You from Infection – Daily Nurse Soap Minimizes Coronavirus Risk (revoscience.com) How Soap Kills COVID-19 on Hands (unesco.org) Why Soap […]

  • Physical Distance: 6 Feet or More

    COVID Tip Tuesday Post for December 14, 2020 Learn more: From US CDC: Social Distancing (cdc.gov) MIAQC Resources Page: COVID-19 Resources Page – Maine Indoor Air Quality Council Explore the Science: Scientific Brief: SARS-CoV-2 and Potential Airborne Transmission | CDC Social distancing is just one way to reduce exposure to COVID-19 when indoors. Stay tuned […]

  • The Informer Newsletter

    Healthy, productive, environmentally sustainable indoor environments. Fall 2020President’s MessageFrom Dick Rollins, President, Maine Indoor Air Quality CouncilDue to the pandemic, our annual IAQ & Energy Conference 2020 was held on Oct 27-29 as a 100% virtual event. While we missed the in-person visits and chats, we were very pleased with the high quality and variety […]

  • Why wear a mask?

    COVID Tip Tuesday Post for December 8, 2020 Learn more: From US CDC: COVID-19: Considerations for Wearing Masks | CDC MIAQC Resources Page: COVID-19 Resources Page – Maine Indoor Air Quality Council Explore the Science: Scientific Brief: Community Use of Cloth Masks to Control the Spread of SARS-CoV-2 | CDC Wearing a mask is just […]

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