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IAQA and IESO join forces to develop national IAQ standards

January 21, 2010
ROCKVILLE, MD — The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) announced that the IESO has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of IAQA to facilitate the efficient and effective development of IAQ industry standards, according to a press release.
According to the release, IESO, an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited standards development organization, has created several standards project committees pursuing the development of national standard.
Kristy M. Lee, IESO secretariat, said: "We are optimistic these standards will be ANSI-approved by years'' end."
IAQA has been the primary source of funding to IESO since 2006, and the combination of the organizations was executed as to not disturb the efforts and activities of either organization, the release stated.
IAQA President Andrew Äsk said: "By expanding IAQA''s scope into the standards development arena, it creates remarkable opportunities for members — benefits ranging from standards themselves, to training opportunities, to recognition by the world of IAQA members'' ability to set parameters for maintaining healthy indoor environments."
Both organizations will retain their non-profit 501(c)(6) status, the release added.
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