SMACNA Launches New Website to Raise Awareness for Indoor Air Quality

CHANTILLY, Va., May 24, 2023 ~ The Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors' National Association (SMACNA) has launched a new website,, to raise public awareness for indoor air pollution and how indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements can help improve occupant's health.

The comprehensive site serves as a one-stop-shop for visitors to explore how ventilation, airflow and indoor air quality impact schools, homes and office settings. It includes information on the Ventilation Verification assessment, an important physical examination of a building's HVAC system made by trained and certified HVAC or Testing, Adjusting & Balancing technicians. The website also provides a guide to identifying federal and state funding opportunities to support HVAC system improvements as well as a locator to find a trained local HVAC professional.

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Aaron Hilger, SMACNA's Chief Executive Officer said: "The pandemic shined a much-needed light on indoor air quality and some of the major health concerns arising in our schools, homes and workplaces. As a standard-setting organization, SMACNA is proud to play a leading role in addressing the impact of poor ventilation and air quality on our lives. We are hopeful this website will be a helpful resource, while also instilling a sense of urgency for building owners and school systems to provide tenants with the clean, quality air they deserve."

According to the EPA's Science Advisory Board, indoor air quality (IAQ) is among the top five environmental risks to public health. Inside our workplaces, homes and schools, exposure to air pollutants can be 2x to 5x worse than outdoors due to poor ventilation rates and underperforming HVAC systems.

SMACNA encourages everyone interested in learning more about indoor air pollutants and the need for better ventilation to visit
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