Indoor Air Quality Association Announces 2006 Research RFPs
IAQA Research Committee Continues Funding Innovative Research
Rockville, MD, March 9th, 2006
Leading indoor air quality researchers are invited to submit proposals for co-funding for
new and existing ground-breaking research projects. In 2005 the research committee of
the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) began co-funding government and private
research projects involving indoor air quality issues. The three projects selected in 2005
were based on technical merit, the benefits to human welfare and well-being, and the
professional and business interests of IAQA members.
The projects include co-funding of a University of Tulsa study of the correlation between
indoor air quality and student performance. IAQA is also providing in-kind support for a
research project by the Saint Louis University School of Public Health which is
sponsored by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to review current
practices for managing moldy indoor materials. The third recipient is being provided in-
kind support for a humidity control study performed by the National Center for Energy
Management and Building Technologies under a U.S. Department of Energy grant.
Building upon the success of last year’s research initiatives, the committee has
announced a request for proposals for co-funding of additional projects for 2006. IAQA
has recognized areas of particular importance to the organization which include:
• Determination of baseline conditions in “healthy buildings”.
• Validation of inspection, sampling, and analytical techniques.
• Cost-effective technologies to protect remediation workers.
• The advancement and assessment of new technologies to improve indoor
“We are issuing another RFP for 2006 and have initiated dialog with EPA, ASHRAE and
others to expand the range of potential research in which IAQA can play an important
role and bring concrete value to our members and the public,” said George Benda
chairman of the IAQA research committee.
This RFP request is just one example of how IAQA and its strong membership base are
expanding their presence in 2006. The organization is reaching out to other groups
involved in related fields and continues to grow as an organization and expand upon its
expansive list of membership benefits. “We feel that the funding that IAQA has
committed for 2006 will be instrumental in furthering one of our core values as an
organization, which is to benefit human welfare and to promote the interests of indoor air
quality consultants and contractors,” said Glenn Fellman executive director of IAQA.
IAQ professionals and those involved with IAQ research can learn more about the
funding available and how to submit a proposal for co-funding from IAQA, as well as
how to get involved with the organization by visiting www.iaqa.org or contacting
The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) is a nonprofit, multi-disciplined organization,
dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through
education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public. IAQA was
established in 1995 and is the nation’s largest IAQ trade association with over 5,500
members and 41 local chapters. The association is a non-profit, 501(c)(6) organization.
To learn more about IAQA please visit:
www.iaqa.org, or contact IAQA at (301) 231-8388 or email@example.com.