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iAIR Institute is an Approved Educator with the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

    To access courses visit iAIR Academy Short Courses

    As we increasingly spend our time indoors, the quality of the air we breathe has never been more critical. The iAIR Institute, through its indoor Air Innovation and Research (iAIR) Academy, is at the forefront of ensuring our indoor environments are safe and healthy. We are thrilled to announce that the iAIR Institute is now an approved educator with the American Institute of Architects (AIA), marking a significant milestone in our mission to improve indoor air quality (IAQ) education.

    Why Indoor Air Quality Matters

    Indoor air quality has a profound impact on our health and well-being. Poor IAQ can lead to a range of health issues, from respiratory problems and allergies to more severe conditions like sick building syndrome. Given that we spend a substantial portion of our lives indoors, ensuring the air we breathe is free from harmful pollutants is paramount. This is where the iAIR Academy steps in, offering comprehensive training solutions that address every aspect of indoor air quality.

    About the American Institute of Architects (AIA)


    The AIA is the largest and most influential network of architects and design professionals, boasting a membership of over 98,000 individuals. This community is united by a passion for design, a drive to change the world, and a commitment to the highest standards of practice. One of the key services provided by the AIA is offering educational tools and opportunities for professional development. Programs approved by the AIA are eligible for Continuing Education (CE) credits, which are crucial for members to maintain their licensure and stay updated with industry advancements.

    Our AIA-Approved Course: Medical Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality

    We are proud to announce that our course, “Medical Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality,” has been approved to offer continuing education credits by the AIA. This course qualifies for one learning unit (LU) in the area of health, safety, and welfare (HSW). AIA members, including architects and international associates, are required to complete 18 LUs from registered AIA/CES providers annually, with 12 of these LUs focused on HSW topics.

    Course Overview and Learning Objectives

    The “Medical Impact of Poor Indoor Air Quality” course is designed to provide participants with an in-depth understanding of how building environments can impact human health. The course covers:

    AIA approved course
    • Identification and Assessment of Harmful Building Elements: Learners will gain the ability to identify and assess building elements that negatively impact health and articulate the specific health impacts of each element.
    • Understanding Sick Building Syndrome: The course explores the concept of sick building syndrome and the recent shift towards designing and maintaining healthy buildings.
    • Implementation of Healthier Building Strategies: Participants will learn practical strategies to enhance building health, including the use of advanced air cleaning technologies and the application of ASHRAE Standard 241.
    • Enhancing Human Experience and Productivity: The course highlights how improved indoor air quality can boost human experience and productivity.

    By the end of this course, learners will be equipped with the knowledge and tools to apply these principles in their professional practice, ultimately contributing to the creation of healthier built environments.

    Why This Matters for Architects

    Architects play a pivotal role in designing buildings that support the health and well-being of occupants. With this AIA-approved course, architects can deepen their understanding of IAQ and its impact on health, enabling them to design spaces that promote wellness. The knowledge gained from this course not only enhances their professional skills but also contributes to their continuing education requirements, keeping them at the forefront of industry standards and practices.

    For more information and to access the course, visit iAIR Academy Short Courses.

    By partnering with the AIA, the iAIR Institute is committed to advancing the knowledge and practices surrounding indoor air quality, ensuring that the places where we live, work, and play are safe, healthy, and conducive to our well-being. Join us in our mission to create healthier built environments through education and innovation.