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  • Back to School Can Sometimes Mean a Return to IAQ Problems for Students & Faculty

    In some parts of the country, students and teachers have already returned to the classroom to start the new school year. Many other districts are gearing up for the annual return as they wrap up building repair and renovation projects that took place during the summer break.   These projects often include preventive maintenance and repairs to classrooms and school buildings that may have ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Property Managers Turn to CSC to Resolve Mold and IAQ Issues

    According to some estimates, there are approximately 30 million apartment units in the United States.  These units are managed by landlords and professional management companies and range from low income apartments to luxury living accommodations.   As is the case with virtually any type of building, water damage and elevated humidity levels ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • IAQ & HVAC Veteran Joins the Growing Team at Clark Seif Clark

    Clark Seif Clark is pleased to announce that Joe Johnson has joined the company’s team of environmental and building science experts. Mr. Johnson has been involved in the fields of construction, HVAC and indoor air quality for over one and a half decades. He maintains certifications as an Asbestos Inspector and AHERA Contract Supervisor.   Mr. Johnson’s extensive work history ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • West Coast IAQ Experts Identify and Resolve Office Air Complaints

    In recent years the public has increasingly become aware of how indoor air quality (IAQ) issues can impact their health.  This awareness has lead to an increase in concerns over the air people breathe while working at the office.   Many office buildings have significant indoor air pollution sources. These sources may result from off-gassing from furnishings, occupant activities, ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Leading IAQ Consulting Firm Helps Educate People about Aspergillus

    Aspergillus is a genus consisting of several hundred mold species found in various climates worldwide.  It is commonly found in the environment and can also sometimes be found in household dust, building materials and even in some foods.   There are numerous types of Aspergillus, but the more common ones include Aspergillus fumigatus, Aspergillus ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Major Environmental Consulting Firm Utilizes the IAQ Industry’s Marketing & PR Specialists

    Cochrane & Associates will be working with the environmental experts at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) to expand the reach of their environmental and industrial hygiene consulting and testing services.  Today, Paul Cochrane, the founder of Cochrane & Associates announced the marketing and public relations specialty firm has begun working with Clark Seif Clark.  CSC is a leading provider ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Indoor Air Quality Experts Educate the Public about Common IAQ Pollutants

    For most people, the vast majority of their day is spent indoors.  Whether at home, in the office, or attending school, many people spend up to 90% of their time in indoor environments.   With so much of their day indoors, the quality of the air they breathe is vital to their health.  In many homes and buildings, there are numerous potential pollutants that can cause health ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • An IAQ Legend Passes the Torch at the IAQA Los Angeles Chapter

    Franco Seif's last workshop as the Los Angeles IAQA Chapter Director took place last week on December 10th. Mr. Seif of Clark Seif Clark, Inc. (CSC) founded the L.A. Chapter on behalf of the American Indoor Air Quality Council (AmIAQC) in 2001.   Mr. Seif and the L.A. Chapter weathered the 2005 “Unification” process whereby the AmIAQC, the Indoor Air Quality Association ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Thermal Imaging Cameras Provide Important Answers during IAQ Investigations

    The environmental professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) utilize advanced infrared cameras to help solve complex indoor air quality (IAQ) and building science issues.   Thermal imaging cameras have found many uses since their inception.  These specialized cameras are used by professionals ranging from firefighters and power line technicians to IAQ professionals and energy efficiency ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Three Veteran Industrial Hygiene, IAQ & Environmental Professionals Join the Growing Team at CSC

    Clark Seif Clark is pleased to announce that Dianne Franks, Emmanuel Lao and Marie Tullai have joined the company’s expanding roster of environmental, industrial hygiene and building science experts.    The knowledge and training of the experts at CSC have helped set the company apart from other environmental consulting firms for over two decades.  The addition of these three ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • IAQ Experts Caution Residents of Puerto Rico about the Limitations of Some DIY Mold Test Kits

    Mold growing in homes, schools and businesses can be a problem across Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.  Its presence can cause allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (HP), infections and trigger asthma in some people.   Some people who may suspect they have a mold problem in their indoor environment may be tempted to purchase a do it yourself (DIY) ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • EPA releases guidelines to ensure healthy indoor air during home energy upgrades/ New protocols protect indoor air quality while enhancing home energy efficiency

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Healthy Indoor Environment Protocols for Home Energy Upgrades to better integrate health protections into energy efficiency programs. This first-of-its-kind guidance will provide the home energy industry the ability to identify, manage, and reduce health risks during home energy upgrades, retrofits or remodeling. "These protocols will ...

  • EPA seeks public comment on best practices for home energy upgrades (HQ)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is releasing for comment today a series of best practice tools to maintain or improve indoor air quality and residents’ health when performing home energy retrofits. These protocols will help ensure home energy retrofits include appropriate health protections. This is one part of the announcement made today by Vice President Biden on federal ...

  • Upcoming WPL Webinar to Focus on Indoor Air Quality Testing and LEED

    Later this month, WPL Publishing will sponsor a webinar to help various professionals in the construction community identify specific Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits relating to indoor air quality (IAQ) and reach other IAQ goals. LEED green building rating systems include credits for measuring and verifying IAQ. The credits include specific requirements for how to ...


    By PRWeb

  • Clark Seif Clark Introduces New Corporate Video

    What sets Clark Seif Clark (CSC) apart from other environmental consulting firms is the knowledge and training of their people. CSC believes in science-based protocols and in cross-training all personnel so that they are both thorough site investigators and knowledgeable compliance experts.   Unlike many environmental consultants, CSC also has a strong background in ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Clark Seif Clark Executive Elected as IAQA’s 1st Vice President

    The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) mission statement describes, “...a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the exchange of indoor environmental information, through education and research, for the safety and well being of the general public. IAQA was established in 1995 and is the nation’s largest IAQ trade association with over 3,000 members and over 30 local ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • National Healthy Schools Day Spotlights Indoor Air Quality

    Across the nation educational institutions are recognizing National Healthy Schools Day.  The important day is coordinated by the Healthy Schools Network in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Council of Educational Facility Planners – International (CEFPI).  It promotes the use of the EPA’s IAQ Tools for Schools program.   According ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Mold in Schools Can Make Children Sick

    The indoor environmental quality (IEQ) professionals at Clark Seif Clark (CSC) provide comprehensive mold testing services to ensure the indoor air quality (IAQ) is safe for students and faculty. In October the Los Angeles Times published an article entitled “Toxic schools: Could mold be the reason your child is sick?” The paper discussed the story of a six year old boy who had ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Clark Seif Clark’s Derrick Denis Elected as IAQA’s 1st Vice President

    Last month, the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) wrapped up their 17th Annual Meeting & Indoor Environment & Energy Expo (IE3) in Orlando, Florida. The important event brought together indoor air quality (IAQ) professionals from across the globe.   At the event, the IAQA’s Board of Directors held their annual election of officer for the 2013-2014 terms. Derrick Denis, ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

  • Mold in California School Raises Concerns

    In February, theVentura County Starpublished an article about leaking roofs and health concerns over mold at Fillmore Middle School. The school, which is only a dozen years old, has been plagued with roof problems that have resulted in water damage to the school. According to the article, the situation has gotten worse and mold has been found in some areas. The article quotes Earl Davis, interim ...


    By Clark Seif Clark Inc.

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