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A  CIE or Certified Indoor Environmentalist is a designation that has been bestowed on less then 3000 IAQ professionals by the IAQA - Indoor Air Quality Association.  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.

Obtaining a CIE designation requires a combination of: High School Diploma, University Diploma, and significant experience in the IAQ filed.  After this criteria is met, one must attend an in depth course where he/she studies the topics below.  Finally, you must pass a comprehensive 130 question exam and agree to adhere to the standards of practice and code of ethics of the IAQA.

  • Laying the Groundwork for Indoor Air Quality 
  • Historical Perspective on IAQ Basic Concepts 
  • What Is Ventilation?
  • Air Contaminants
  • Odors
  • The Human Response 
  •  How Contaminants Affect the Body
  • Microbiological Agents and Health Affects
  • Bacterial Agents & Fungal Agents
  • How the Consultant Assesses Microbes
  • Biocides & Disinfectants
  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease 
  • Environmental Allergens
  • Asthma
  • An Environmental Allergen Assessment Protocol
  • Mitigating Indoor Allergens
  • Types of Aerosols
  • Lung Diseases
  • Case Studies of Public Buildings, Offices and Homes
  • ASHRAE Standard 55 & 62
  • Thermal Conditions
  • ASHRAE 62 - Ventilation Standard for Indoor Air Quality
  • HVAC Systems & IAQ
  • HVAC Systems & Pressurization
  • Understanding Relative Humidity & IAQ
  • Industrial Ventilation
  • Maintenance Programs 
  • Understanding Air Filtration For IAQ
  • Establishing Filter Efficiency Needs
  • Understanding Filter Testing and Rating
  • Understanding Velocity and Air Filtration 
  • HVAC Services and Their Impact On IAQ
  • Workplace Environmental Controls and IAQ
  • Retrofitting the HVAC System
  • Installing a Replacement Air Conditioner
  • Energy Management and IAQ
  • Marketing Opportunities In IAQ
  • Handling IAQ Complaints
  • Observing a Potential IAQ Concern
  • Dealing With the Thrifty Client
  • The New Service Manager or Engineer With Your Company
  • Understanding Remediation
  • HVAC & Micro-biological Remediation
  • Assessment for Remediation
  • Types of Remediation
  • Project Planning
  • O.S.H.A. Requirements and Preparations
  • Site Preparation and Evaluating Quality Control During and After Remediation

Certified Indoor Environmentalist
CIE # 2080

Indoor Air Quality Association
Certified Indoor Environmentalist # 2080
Charlotte Home Inspection / Paul King
Charlotte, NC
Serving Charlotte, NC, Mecklenburg NC, Pineville NC, Matthews NC, Fort Mill SC, Rock Hill SC, Tega Cay SC, Lake Wylie and Lake Norman.

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