Establishing a presence where quality, dedication, and standards mean something.
The Indoor Environmental Association (the IEA) was founded due to the need for uniform standards in the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and related industries. The IAQ industry covers a variety of fields, the most common being IAQ inspection, air and surface testing, and laboratory analysis of samples taken during inspection/testing. Fields/jobs commonly referenced to IAQ and indoor environmental are: IAQ inspection, mold inspection, mold testing, mold investigation, mold remediation and restoration, mold reporting, lead testing, soil and water testing, asbestos testing, water damage inspection, industrial hygiene inspection, dry rot removal, mold abatement, moisture testing/humidity testing, moisture detection/leak detection, post-remediation clearance testing and inspection, water-proofing, mold proofing, and mold prevention/control.
IEA has worked diligently to simplify the industry for the general public while keeping issues such as standards and quality due-process complex with those working in the industry. While some subjects, such as the potential effects that indoor contaminants can have on an individual's health or the health of the building, are important for the public to understand, the processes involved with determining the presence of threatening contaminants and then treating those contaminants is left for internal use by those directly involved in the industry.
There are numerous terms used to describe what might be considered a indoor air problem within a building. The most popular, some extravagant in usage, are: black mold, toxic mold, mold contamination, stachybotrys, stachy, asbestos, lead, contamination, toxic air, allergen, mold allergy, biological hazard, fungi, fungus, mildew, and sick building syndrome (SBS). While mold and other contaminants in our indoor environment can be a serious issue that can cause adverse health effects or structural damage if not properly rectified, it is important not to let it confuse or worry you beyond the level that it should.
The IEA is here to assist the public in understanding indoor air quality and how it effects their building's structure and their well-being.
The mission of the Indoor Environmental Association is simple. We promote quality and standards for all organizations and professionals involved in the indoor environmental industry. In addition, we actively pursue innovative developments for better techniques, procedures, and technologies for use in all fields related to indoor environments.
The vision of the Indoor Environmental Association is to establish a relationship with every professional involved with the indoor environmental or indoor air quality industry so that a complete collaboration can be formed whereby standards, quality, innovation, and discovery is uniformly pursued.
The values established by the Indoor Environmental Association are the foundation for our everyday pursuits. They are for every employee or member of this organization to follow: adherence to the procedures for our line of work, dedication to quality workmanship, ethical business behavior, and customer satisfaction, and an overall foundation of higher standards.