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Maine Nonprofit IAQ Resources

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Outside of state government, there are a variety of nonprofit organizations that have interest in indoor air quality issues. The list below identifies these organizations, what general area of indoor air quality they might address, and website and contact information.

Value Engineering: Where Energy-Efficiency and IAQ CAN Part Ways

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     Just as the Indoor Air Quality Conference has transitioned to be the Indoor Air Quality and Energy Conference, energy efficiency and indoor air quality have become very intertwined when planning both new buildings and the retrofitting of existing buildings. This is for good reason. When you tighten a building’s envelope and potentially reduce air […]

MIAQC Publishes Recommendation for Dealing with Mold/Moisture Problems in Rental Properties

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This document was developed by the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council with input from landlord, tenant, public health, legal, and codes professionals to identify best practice processes to address moisture problems in rental properties.  It recommends specific actions and timelines to protect occupant health and minimize landlord property and financial loss. It affirms the shared […]

Spray Foam Part Two! Assuring Quality Spray Foam for Builders

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This article is a follow-up to an article published in the July issue of The Informer, and was contributed by Henri Fennell, a building envelope specialist and architect from North Thetford, VT.  Henri has over forty years of experience in energy conservation design, products, and services, and was one of the featured presenters at our […]

Tips for Building a Healthy, Energy-Efficient Home

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Tips for Building a Healthy, Energy-Efficient Home The following recommendations are excerpted from the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council’s full “Checklist for New Residential Construction”, which is available for free on  this website at:  https://maineindoorair.org/iaq-checklist-for-new-residential-construction/ Building a new home is a big, complex project.  The purpose of this article is to highlight the most critical construction […]

Read our July 2018 Issue of the Informer (Digest Version)

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    July 2018 President’s Message As we wrap up our 2017-18 fiscal year, and launch into our 2018-19, I cannot help but reflect upon the many successes this small, but vibrant organization has had in the past year. It’s amazing to me how much we are able to accomplish with just one staff member […]

Buy or Rent with IAQ & Mind

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Submitted by MIAQC Member Kris Anderson.  Kris is a professional engineer and president of K.G. Anderson, an engineering and consulting firm from Bath, Maine specializing in hands-on whole building and building-systems problem-solving.   Have you ever been in a conversation with someone and seem to not be connecting? In reality both of you are speaking about […]

Why We Have Spray Foam Problems

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This article was contributed by Henri Fennell, a building envelope specialist and architect from North Thetford, VT with over forty years of experience in energy conservation design, products, and services. Henri was one of the featured presenters at our recent IAQ & Energy 2018 Conference.  We encourage Informer readers to visit Henri’s website for more […]

Future of the Maine Radon Program: Alive and Well

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Last Fall, Bob Stilwell, who served as the Director of the Maine State Radon Section for close to 30 years and who has essentially personified the state’s radon initiatives, left the radon program for another position within the Department. Bob’s departure, followed by other unexpected staffing changes, left many in the public and professional community […]

Through-Wall ERVs

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This article was written by executive director Christine Crocker for publication in the March 2018 issue of Green & Healthy Maine Homes magazine.  Through-wall energy recovery ventilation (ERV) units are relative newcomers to the residential ventilation and high performance building arena, offering a practical ventilation solution when full size units aren’t an option.  The units […]