Nate Adams – The House Whisperer The Evolving World of Home Performance – Part 3: Building Science, IAQ & Insulation

Air Date: 11-2-2018|Episode 522

Today on IAQ Radio we welcome¬†Nate the House Whisperer¬†Adams.¬†Nate is the founder of Energy Smart Home Performance outside Cleveland Ohio. Today we conclude our 3 part series “The Evolving World of Home Performance”. This week we will focus on¬†Building Science, IAQ & Insulation. Much or what we will discuss today comes from Nate’s excellent book,¬†The Home Comfort Book; The ultimate guide to creating a comfortable, healthy, efficient and long-lasting home.¬†Nate is knowledgeable, entertaining and always eager to share his ideas and unique perspective on home performance.

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Peter DeCarlo, PhD – Drexel University – What can Kathmandu teach us about HomeChem? – Governed by the chemistry around us

Air Date: 10-19-2018|Episode 521

Dr. Peter DeCarlo is an Associate Professor with appointment in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering, and the Department of Chemistry at Drexel University.  He is also an affiliate of the Urban Health Collaborative in the School of Public Health at Drexel University and an adjunct member of the Center for Excellence in Environmental Toxicology (CEET) at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Rusty Amarante, CR – Director of Operations, BELFOR – Property Restoration An Introspective Interview & Fireside Chat Spanning 4 Decades in the Restoration Industry!

Air Date: 10-12-2018|Episode 520

Rusty Amarante is a Certified Restorer and Director of Operations for BELFOR Property Restoration the global leader in disaster recovery. He is also President of the BELFOR Franchise Group a leading national franchisor of service brands including 1-800-WATER DAMAGE, DUCTZ International and HOODZ International.
Rusty’s career started in the 1970’s¬† in suburban Philadelphia, PA and has ranged from the owner of a small cleaning and restoration company that grew to a large regional full service restoration contractor before joining the BELFOR Team in the 1990’s. Over the past forty plus years he has been an IICRC instructor, state approved CEC trainer for the insurance industry and avid contributor and volunteer to the industry’s not-for-profit sector.

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Jay Stake – IAQA President – A New Chapter in the IAQA Story; After ASHRAE & Hurricane Florence Update

Air Date: 10-5-2018|Episode 519

Jay Stake is the new Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) President for 2018-19. He is also the owner of J&J Consultants a total indoor air quality assessment company and President of Structural Sciences, Inc. Structural Sciences provides indoor air quality consulting services to the relocation industry throughout North America. Mr. Stake uses a network of 269 inspectors to assist with the relocation of clients in the network. The majority of the inspectors in his network are IAQA members. He has been a member of the IAQA Board of Directors for 3 years and prior served as Vice Chair of the IESO before it became inactive under the ASHRAE umbrella.

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Karen C. Dannemiller, PhD – Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University – Understanding fungi, bacteria and chemicals in the indoor environment

Air Date: 9-28-2018|Episode 518

This week on IAQradio+ we welcome¬†Karen Dannemiller, PhD, Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. Dr. Dannemiller’s¬†interdisciplinary research integrates engineering with microbiology and addresses emerging health challenges and environmental concerns using -omics approaches. Within the indoor environment, we are simultaneously exposed to thousands of chemicals and microorganisms which compose our indoor exposures, and these exposures are different from those of our ancestors. Broadly, the goal of Dr. Dannemiller’s¬†work is to understand these exposures, their sources, and their impact on human health. Her unique background combines training in both engineering and public health to tackle difficult questions, particularly with regards to exposures in the built environment where we spend 90% of our time.

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Steven M. Spivak, PhD – Professor Emeritus, Univ. of Maryland – An Interview with Industry Icon: Reflections spanning half a century of advising the world-wide Cleaning & Restoration Community

Air Date: 9-21-2018|Episode 517

This week on IAQradio+ we welcome¬†Steven M. Spivak, Ph.D., CText, FTI, FSFPE, FSES. Dr, Spivak is chair of the Cleaning Industry Research¬†Institute International (CIRI) Science Advisory Council and professor emeritus of fire protection engineering at the¬†University of Maryland in College Park.¬†Dr. Spivak served as Technical Advisor for the Restoration Industry Association formerly known as ASCR International for almost 4 decades. In that role his monthly column called Technical Topics in C&R magazine was a favorite with RIA members.¬†Dr. Spivak has authored a book on Standards and Best Practices. He has written extensively on textile construction & chemistry and fire protection codes & practices.¬† Spivak’s writings serve as an authoritative resource for the dry cleaning and laundry industry and code officials and building developers.

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Mike O’Donnell РBen Umberger РAssessment & Restoration of Contents Affected by Smoke, Water, Mold & other Contaminates

Air Date: 9-14-2018|Episode 516

The restoration and remediation industry has evaluated, cleaned, dried, deodorized and restored building structures, contents and high value possessions after fire and water losses, other catastrophic events and damage related to a wide range of contaminates for over half a century. The building restoration sector of the damage repair and remediation industry has a long history of established procedures, standards and certification criteria dating back to fire restoration’s early roots in the 1960’s to the development of standards for water damage restoration in the 1990’s.

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Don Weekes, CIH, CSP – IEQ Current Events Discussion

Air Date: 9-7-2018|Episode 515

This week’s IAQradio+ visits with an old friend of the show and one of our most active guests over the years Don Weekes, CIH, CSP. Don is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional who has recently retired from InAIR Environmental which is based in Ottawa, ON. He is a Past President of IAQA, as well as Past President of the Ottawa Valley Chapter for ASHRAE. Mr. Weekes is currently the President of the Indoor Environmental Quality – Global Alliance (IEQ-GA), and he also serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist (ACGIH).

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IAQ Radio Classic: Pete Consigli & The Z-man – A History of the Restoration Industry Parts 1-3

Air Date: 8-24-2018|Episode 514

This weeks IAQ Radio+ episode flashes back to interviews with¬†Pete Consigli¬†and the¬†Z-man¬†that conclude our series on the “History of Restoration” from the viewpoint of these two living legends. The interview started out as a¬†retrospective conversation about their longtime relationship that spanned almost 4 decades, it ended up being a¬†priceless discussion on the¬† “History of Restoration”, from their perspective in the trenches. These shows were personal, insightful and controversial at times, but most of all come from the heart with a spirit of setting the record straight on many of the industry’s misnomers and folklore! Listen in as two of the industry’s most well known and colorful personalities sit down to reflect on their professional life together as they come to the realization that in their twilight years there is still much to be done and their “work” is still in progress! Join us for a peak into Consigli and Zlotnik’s Restoration Journey with a destination yet to be realized.

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY – Ellen Tohn – Tohn Environmental Strategies Health and Home Performance: A Game Changer – Original Air Date: Episode 457 | 4-21-17

ellentohnAir Date: 8-17-2018|Episode 513

This week¬†we flashback to¬†Ellen Tohn¬†of Tohn Environmental Strategies. Ms. Tohn is an environmental health consultant with over 30 years of experience. She is a nationally recognized expert in housing based environmental health threats, green and healthy housing, and indoor air quality. Ms. Tohn works with housing developers, owners and managers to create green and healthy housing and developed the nationally recognized ‚ÄúOne Touch‚ÄĚ approach.¬† She has assisted health advocates catalyze policy solutions; designed energy efficiency programs incorporating health protections; and managed environmental health research studies.

Ms. Tohn served as an advisor on health issues to the US Green Building Council’s LEED program, Enterprise Green Communities, Delos Living, EPA, Department of Energy, Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), and numerous green building programs. Ms. Tohn is a nationally recognized trainer, providing professional development to over 7,000 individuals.  She received her BA from Cornell University and a Masters from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Ms. Tohn is also an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Brown School of Public Health. Home Performance professionals are becoming much more focused on indoor air quality and that focus is a game changer for their industry and possibly the IAQ world.

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