The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) Australia was honoured to welcome 26 attendees, including cleaners, restorers, hygienists and suppliers to its first ever meeting on Friday 9 September at the Foothills Conference Centre, Mooroolback, Victoria.
Whilst many organisations serve members in a particular industry, IAQA is designed to cross boundaries allowing members to expand their horizons. The IAQA, which was established in the United States in 1995, now has a total of 27 chapters, including a chapter in India, Singapore, Shanghai, and of course now in Australia.
[quote]“The IAQA serves the broad industry working around indoor air quality,” explained the association. “It provides training to improve the health of buildings, sets standards for the industry and allows members to appreciate and learn from the complex network of experts who work in the indoor air quality space.” [/quote]
Many cleaners use product and processes that improve the health of our buildings. However there remains much confusion about what is a good product or process to use from a hygiene perspective, points out the association. Many building owners are also confused about how useful the current indoor air quality and building health rating tools are to their operations.
[quote]“The IAQA can answer questions through its network of highly professional and trained experts,” stated the association. “We also provide training to update members’ knowledge. With monthly webinars and training courses available from the US, this is a great opportunity afforded to us by our international partners.”[/quote]
The IAQA Australia is actively seeking new members and those who are keen to be engaged in helping to get the organisation reach its potential. Its next meeting will be held in Sydney on the Thursday 8 December 2016.