Tedd Benson - Bensonwood & Unity Homes Bridging the Gap! The Search for a Better Way to Build & Bob Krell - Healthy Indoors Magazine An Industry Upate

April 27, 2018
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This week on IAQ Radio+ we look forward to a great discussion on better ways to build and an industry update. Tedd Benson of Bensonwood and Unity Homes and Bob Krell of Healthy Indoors Magazine are our guests this week. 
 
Tedd Benson the founder of Bensonwood (1973) and Unity Homes (2012), has devoted his life to developing a better way to build. A key figure in the revival of timber framing in America, he was one of the founders of the Timber Framers Guild of North America (1984) and authored four books on the subject. Through the decades, Bensonwood established itself as a creative leader in timber frame design, engineering, craftsmanship, and CAD-CAM technology. This work has taken the company to nearly every state in the U.S. (Oklahoma is a holdout), as well as Canada, England and Japan. Today, Bensonwood continues that leadership, pioneering the use of Mass Timber and Cross Laminated Timber's CLT's in buildings large and small. After having spent many years with the Bensonwood team developing processes, systems, logistics, and technology, Tedd went on to found Unity Homes, now a sister company, with the objective to make high performance homes affordable and normal. Tedd is a nationally known speaker and presenter and is the recipient of many awards, including an honorary doctorate from Unity College, and most recently, The Granite State Award in recognition of his statewide and national influence on best building practices. Tedd will give us a look at his vision of the future and how his company is part of that future right now!
 
Bob Krell of Healthy Indoor Magazine will also join us to talk about the state of the IAQ, restoration and home performance from his perspective. He is just returning from the Home Performance Conference this week in Philadelphia and he goes to just about every conference relevant to IAQ and Home Performance across the country. We will talk to Bob about where we are and prognosticate about where we are headed. Bob is also preparing for an ambitious first in the industry when his group will be simulcasting the Maine IAQ and Energy Expo May 1-2, 2018 in Portland, Maine.

Nate Adams - The Evolving World of Home Performance – Part 2 HVAC

April 20, 2018
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Today on IAQ Radio+ we welcome Nate Adams for Part 2 on the Evolving World of Home Performance. This week we will focus on the HVAC system and how it fits into home comfort. In Part 1 we discussed how what was once called an energy audit is now evolving into something different. The energy programs are changing and the people that perform/ed energy audits are changing how they market their services and what they provide. Some have gone into healthy housing others are pitching home performance and much more comprehensive and costly changes to existing homes. Nate has a unique perspective on the topic and has released the first edition of his book, "The Home Comfort Book" on the topic. We will go into depth on how HVAC systems affect comfort. There may be things that you disagree with but Nate has done the numbers on his project and is confident in his process. 
 
Nate's company Energy Smart started out as an insulation contractor for existing homes, but has evolved into doing Comprehensive Home Performance retrofits. Their projects are somewhere between a simple attic insulation job and a deep energy retrofit. Nate the House Whisperer is also and author and blogger has an excellent website with case studies about his projects.

Episode 500 - Radio Joe & The Z-man - Interviewed by John Lapotaire, Bob Krell, John Downey & Pete Consigli 10+ Years and 500 shows; What have We Learned?

April 6, 2018
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This week on IAQradio+, Radio Joe & The Z-man are celebrating 10+ Years and 500 shows! It's been an interesting journey from when podcasts were a new thing to where it seems everyone has a podcast. This week we turn the tables on the IAQ Radio co-hosts with questions from frequent listeners, guests and industry leaders. The four industry experts we have lined up come from unique perspectives and all have been guests and contributors. They have also listened to the show over our 10+ years and they have given freely of their time to help their respective portions of the indoor air quality and restoration industries. We look forward to answering their questions about IAQ Radio and what we have learned through 500 shows and 10+ years "on the air".

John Lapotaire – IAQA President - The State of the IEQ & Mold Industry; Are Standards & Associations Doing Enough?

March 30, 2018
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This week on IAQradio+, we welcome current IAQA President John Lapotaire. John is winding down his time as IAQA President and joins us to talk about the state of the industry and to discuss some under utilized standards. The industry continues to battle unscrupulous mold scammers and magic potion providers. What can be done? Are regulations the answer? What are industry associations doing to help? One way associations try to help is through the development of standards. Two under utilized standards we will be discussing are the ASTM standards on the assessment of fungal growth and the ASTM standard on the evaluation of indoor air quality concerns. 

Penny Tralau & Ashley Easterby - The IAQ Market Down Under - Highlights of the Aussies’ learning tour of US restoration firms and job sites

March 23, 2018
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This week we talk to Australian restoration and IAQ veterans Penny Tralau and Ashley Easterby about their experiences and insights after attending the recent RIA Convention and their extensive tour of southern US restoration projects, labs and facilities. Their tour guide was none other than IAQ Radio contributor and "Restoration Industry Global Watchdog" Pete Consigli. All three will be joining us today to talk about what they learned, how our IAQ/restoration industry looks from the outside, how that affects the Aussie market and most importantly what we can learn from each other. 

Radio Joe and the Z-man - Using Building Science & EPA’s Moisture Control Guide to Improve Indoor Air!

March 16, 2018
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Today Radio Joe and the Z-man will be discussing how to solve indoor environmental quality problems by using building science fundamentals and the "EPA Moisture Control Guide". To get at the root of IEQ problems you must understand buildings and building science. Today we will discuss some great information from people like Joe Lstiburek, Terry Brennan, Bill Rose, Mike McGuinness and Lew Harriman. We start with an overview of building science concepts that will help you solve problems. Our foundation will be the 4 P's (people, pollutant, pathway, pressurization). From there we will go into how to use the wealth of information in the EPA "Moisture Control Guide" and then go through some case studies. On a future show we will get into how to include the information in your reports.

Nate Adams - The Evolving World of Home Performance - The Home Comfort Book

March 9, 2018
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Today on IAQ Radio we welcome Nate Adams the founder of Energy Smart Home Performance outside Cleveland Ohio. This week we will talk about "The Evolving World of Home Performance". What was once called an energy audit is now evolving into something different. The energy programs are changing and the people that perform/ed energy audits are changing how they market their services and what they provide. Some have gone into healthy housing others are pitching home performance and much more comprehensive and costly changes to existing homes. Nate has a unique perspective on the topic and has released the first edition of his book on the topic. We will explore the topic in detail today on an IAQ Radio+ episode.

Sal La Duca - Environmental Assay, Inc. - Electricity, EMF’s & IEQ, Part 2; How to assess issues!

February 23, 2018
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This week we are bringing back Sal La Duca for part 2 of our discussion on electricity, EMF's & IEQ. Electricity and electric fields are all around us we keep adding them yet we do not know much about how they affect the health of occupants or if they affect health. Is it possible that they have affects we don't understand? We do know that when installed improperly electric systems can cause a variety of issues. We also know how to find improper installations and to how to reduce the potential for exposure. In Part 1 Mr. La Duca walked us through the basics from the generating facility to the wiring in our home. Part 2 will focus on how to evaluate the issues and what equipment is used to help determine if we have issues.

Ralph Moon, PhD - Michael Bowdoin, Esq - Hurricane Coverage Finale; Insurance and Legal Issues, What did we learn?

February 16, 2018
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This week we will be finishing up our hurricane coverage series with two gentlemen that are known for seeing the big picture. Dr. Ralph Moon is based in the Tampa, FL region and Attorney Michael Bowdoin's practice is in the Houston, TX area. Both have extensive personal and professional experience dealing with the aftermath of the hurricanes that hit in 2017. Both also work closely with contractors, consultants, building owners, insurance adjusters and others that have been trying to bring things back to normal. We plan a wide ranging discussion of what happened, how the response was handled and how these events will affect our future dealing with large natural disasters.

FLASHBACK FRIDAY - Jeff May - Common and Under Recognized Sources of Indoor Bio-aerosols | Original Air Date: 2-5-2016| Episode: 400

February 2, 2018
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Radio Joe had to deal with a few emergencies this week so we are going to do a great Flashback Friday show with newly inducted IAQA Hall of Famer, Jeff May. Jeff joined us back in early 2016 to discuss "Common and Under Recognized Sources of Indoor Bio-aerosols". We are back live on zoom next Friday with Sal LaDuca for Part 2 of our series on electricity, EMF's and IEQ. This weeks show will also be aired using Zoom.us so give it a try.