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HI August 2017

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March 1, 2016 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Environmental Pro- tection Agency (EPA) is pleased to announce the release of new, voluntary guidance: Energy Savings Plus Health: Indoor Air Quality Guidelines for Multi- family Building Upgrades. If you're renovating, remodeling or undertaking energy retrofits in multifamily buildings, these guide- lines will help you take immediate steps to integrate health protections for both workers and occupants into your projects. The new multifamily guidelines offer practical as- sessment protocols and recommended actions across 24 priority issue areas to help users— • Manage the wide range of pollutants, such as secondhand smoke, that can migrate from unit to unit. • Improve ventilation. • Control moisture that can lead to mold. Also available for use with the new IAQ guidelines is a Multifamily Checklist Generator Tool. This Micro- soft Excel-based tool allows users to generate a customized list of assessment protocols and recom- mended actions that apply to the selected upgrade project being pursued, whether that be a simple lighting upgrade, a whole-building upgrade, or rou- tine repairs and improvements. For more information on IAQ in multifamily buildings, visit https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/ener- gy-savings-plus-health-indoor-air-quality-guidelines- multifamily-building EPA's suite of Energy Savings Plus Health Guide- lines also includes guidelines for single-family homes and school building upgrades. Please forward this information to your networks and col- leagues to make them aware of these new resources. AIHA Announces a new IAQ Investigator's Guide FALLS CHURCH, VA - A good IAQ investigator is calm, observant, thorough, and discerning. They should be skilled in knowing what questions to ask, have knowledge of building systems, and possess a willingness to engage the public promptly and com- municate results clearly to all involved parties. This guide discusses the initial investigation, a HVAC overview and inspection, considerations for special indoor environments, risk communication, and re- port preparation. Eleven appendices are also includ- ed, providing the reader with guidelines, checklists, and forms to assist in their investigations. https://www.aiha.org/marketplace/Pages/Product- Detail.aspx?productid={6BA7D59B-64DA-E511- A0FD-005056B23DBC} : Setting the benchmark for over 25 Years. Indoor Air Quality - Mold - HVAC Hygiene Consulting & Training 315-422-2925 IAQtechnologies.com Serving the U.S. and beyond: technologies

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