When was the last time you thought about the quality of the air you breathe in your home or office? If it's been a while, we're here to change that. This is Indoor Air Quality IQ, a podcast from RenewAire - where our goal is to raise your IQ about IAQ.


IAQ IQ: Career Paths for Women in the HVAC Industry

When it comes to the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) workforce, women continue to be underrepresented. Many industries that rely on a foundation of STEM education are dominated by a predominately male workforce. However, the tide is turning with more women entering the HVAC industry year over year. Tyler Kern, host of IAQ IQ: […]

Reducing the DALY Tally Through IAQ Improvements

Reducing the DALY Tally Through IAQ Improvements

Nick Agopian, VP of Sales & Marketing at RenewAire, and Paul Raymer, Chief Investigator at Heyoka Indoor Solutions LLC, joined Tyler Kern for the third installment of their focus on indoor air quality (IAQ) best practices for the home with a fascinating look at improving disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). No one likes to dwell on […]

Balanced Ventilation Basics for Homes

Nick Agopian, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RenewAire, and Paul Raymer, Chief Investogator from Heyoka Indoor Solutions LLC, joined Host Tyler Kern for the second of three series episodes on improving indoor air quality. Agopian explained why balanced ventilation with outdoor air is so important. When one cubic foot of air moves out […]

Indoor Air Quality & You: Unhealthy Homes and Storytelling

The spaces in which people live and work impact them. More specifically, the building materials and indoor air quality can negatively affect occupants. While regulations and codes take these into consideration, indoor air quality (IAQ) is still a challenge in the new well-sealed home. Host of IAQ IQ: Indoor Air Quality and You hostTyler Kern […]

IAQIQ: A Day in the Life of Building a Passive House Compliant Home

“Through the years, I’ve experimented building five homes to be as energy-efficient as possible with solar features, energy recovery ventilators, and other techniques.” The standards of energy efficiency and the construction of houses and structures have changed significantly. In fact, the company was a pioneer, led by a group of innovators, including Doug Steege. Steege […]

High Performing Multi-family Homes Focused on IAQ

  On the Indoor Air Quality & You podcast, we’ve already discussed the role of energy recovery ventilation (ERV) in high performing, single-family homes, as well as the benefits of increased ventilation. In fact, in the wake of the pandemic, air quality is more critical than it’s ever been. With that in mind, multi-family homes […]

Indoor Air Quality IQ: What Most People Don’t Know About Higher-Performing Homes, Part One

You understand how your body performs, and you probably know how your car does, too. But what about your home? Would you consider yourself well-versed in the dynamics that keep your home – and you – healthy? This isn’t a topic that many people have thought about, but Corbett and Grace Lunsford have. Their TV […]

IAQ IQ: Ventilation Solutions for Every Home

Home building and energy codes have resulted in tight sealing methodologies – and you may not have even considered the impact that could have on the buildup of contaminants in the space. With indoor air quality now firmly in the spotlight, emphasis is being placed on the contaminants we produce when we cook, clean, sneeze […]

Have Your Cake (Increased Ventilation) & Eat It Too (Decrease Ventilation Energy Costs)

  Over the years, companies have sacrificed proper building ventilation for increased energy savings by creating tighter building envelopes, investing in sealing technologies, and more. However, the coronavirus pandemic reinforced a basic idea in creating safer, healthier spaces: proper building ventilation is essential to the health of employees, and therefore, the community. But with this […]

The IAQ Revolution: Dilution & Filtration with Nick Agopian and Armin Rudd

  A revolution is nothing without a solution. For indoor air quality (IAQ), dilution and filtration are two components of the ventilation equation. Nick Agopian, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at RenewAire, teamed up with Armin Rudd, Principal AB Systems, LLC, to add context to this IAQ IQ conversation. Agopian said ventilation and filtration try […]

The Importance of Proper Ventilation for Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), is on everyone’s mind these days. With the COVID-19 pandemic raising concerns over the quality and safety of indoor air, it’s an opportune time to get an insider’s perspective on IAQ and what proper and/or increased ventilation can do to make an internal environment a safe one. Nick Agopian, Vice President […]