Out and About with MIAQC
We don’t sit around! What’s MIAQC been up to lately?
At the March meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board approved a proposal to create a certification for those residential construction professionals who: 1) have attended all four of the Council’s Residential Construction Trainings within the past 5 years (Foundations, Building Shell, Ventilation, and Renovations); 2) pass a certification exam; and 3) pledge to present to homeowners the strategies consistent with the training content. Details on the new certification are available HERE. Contact Christy Crocker at 207-626-8115 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take the certification exam.
Executive Director Christy Crocker met with representatives of IAQA Chapters in New Hampshire and Massachusetts to explore opportunities for collaboration. The outcome? We hope to present a jointly-sponsored education session in the Fall of 2018! Stay tuned for more details as they are developed…
On March 15th, Board members Steve Caulfield and Dick Rollins represented the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council at the CSI High Performance Building Conference held in Portland, Maine.
Throughout the month of March, the Council was busy presenting its popular Residential Construction Trainings. In spite of the challenges created by 4 Nor’easters hitting the state during the month, we managed to draw a total attendance of 100+ throughout the series. Wish you could have gone? Don’t worry – we’ll be doing another series in late 2018 or early 2019.
In March alone, the Council took 47 calls from members of the public seeking guidance and information about their specific indoor air quality concerns.
A special planning team has been hard at work planning a Healthy Housing Summit for September 2018. The Summit will focus on the challenges posed by mold and dampness in rental properties. The planning team is working on a variety of guidance documents: 1) the roles and responsibilities of both landlords and tenants to manage mold and moisture problems in their units, 2) “best practices” when leaking or mold/dampness problems are discovered in rental units, and 3) strategies to minimize costs of remediation and repair. If you would like to help us with this initiative, please contact Christy Crocker at 207-626-8115 or email@example.com.
Contact MIAQC Executive Director Christy Crocker to find out how you can participate in and support the work of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council: