The Earth is a Huge Planet, but a Small World — So IAQA is Globalizing
Suhel Parker features in the IAQA Spring 2018 global newsletter on stage at the ACREX India 2018 held in Bengaluru early this year seen with IAQA International Ambassador Derrick A. Denis, Brendan Reid and other IAQA members.
The importance of a healthful indoor environment is not solely a domestic issue. All over the world humans are living, working and playing inside buildings. Depending on your latitude and longitude,the indoor environments you encounter can range from similar to a domestic structure to far more deleterious than your average domestic structure.
No matter the address, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) mission of “bringing practitioners together to prevent and solve indoor environmental problems for the benefit of customers and the public” is a noble and universal goal. The IAQA has always attracted and welcomed international participation in membership, annual meeting attendance, webinars, IAQA University courses, and more. But recently IAQA’s global reach has amplified. As part of achieving this mission globally, the IAQA is spreading its wings. In case you haven’t heard the exciting news, the IAQA has seven international chapters: Vancouver, Canada; Toronto, Canada; Shanghai, China; Singapore, Australia; India; and Panama. These chapters are growing, thriving and achieving the IAQA mission abroad.
Recently, it was my honor to be appointed by the IAQA Board of Directors as the IAQA International Ambassador to represent IAQA by visiting two of our young international chapters: India and Singapore. I am indebted to the local chapter leadership in both locations for welcoming me with open arms and for ensuring my brief time in each country was well spent…
Read the full report on his visits to India and Singapore here: