Terry Brennan – The Life and Times of an IAQ Legend

Air Date: 12-17-2021|Episode 649

This week on IAQ Radio+ we welcome Terry Brennan for a look back and forward with a true legend in the building science and IAQ world. Terry Brennan is a building scientist and educator, who has studied buildings since the 1970’s. Because of his background in physics, biology and building construction, Mr. Brennan combines theory and practice in a unique and integrated way. He was president and senior building scientist at Camroden Associates, Inc in Westmoreland NY from its founding in 1984 until 2019.

Terry began his career as a physics major at Northeastern University, but somehow, some way got diverted into building science, working on the earliest research into radon problems and radon behavior in buildings, and moved on to energy and moisture issues. For the last 40 years, he’s spent more time crawling around damp basements and hot attics than most normal people would find pleasant. But in return for those decades of investigation, Terry knows a LOT about what makes buildings tick… how they go wrong… and how to make sure they don’t.

Mr. Brennan has provided research, training, curriculum development, and program support for the USEPA, the National Center for Healthy Housing, building owners and managers, individual homeowners, and several state health departments. He is the primary author of the USEPA Moisture Control For Commercial Building Design, Construction, Operations And Maintenance Guidance; A contributing author to the ASHRAE Indoor Air Quality Guide, the ASHRAE Residential Indoor Air Quality Guide, and the USEPA Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers. He has also served as a member of several ASHRAE and ASTM committees in addition to being a consultant to the National Academies of Science Committee on Dampness and Health in Buildings.

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