Allied Industry Partners Enter into Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) during Annual Meeting & Exposition for Indoor Air Quality
The National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) enters into a partnership agreement with six other industry organizations — the first of its kind for the industry.
NADCA, along with six other like-minded non-profit organizations, entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) last week during the Indoor Air Quality Association’s (IAQA) Annual Meeting & Exposition in West Palm Beach. NADCA President and Chairman of the Board Richard Lantz signed the agreement on the association’s behalf.
The purpose of the MOU is to identify and recognize current standards and credentials developed and administered by the Allied Industry Partner organizations and related industry organizations, which includes The Assessment, Cleaning, and Restoration of HVAC Systems, better known as ACR, The NADCA Standard, as well as the Dryer Exhaust Duct Performance (DEDP) Standard, both developed by NADCA.
“This partnership was established in an effort to strengthen our industry and represent our collective memberships to the best of our ability. Many voices are stronger than one and we stand together for this purpose,” said Lantz, ASCS, CVI. “Understanding the importance and sharing the common goal of setting and upholding high level expertise through education, certification and adherence to standards is what helped get us here.”
Organizations comprising the Allied Industry Partners group are: the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA), the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), the American Bio Recovery Association (ABRA), Environmental Information Association (EIA), the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), and the Basement Health Association (BHA).
As part of the MoU, all those involved have agreed to cooperate and coordinate at a level that ensures maximum efficiency, utilizes available resources, and is consistent with the principles of all. The Allied Industry Partners will maintain close liaison at the senior level by the most effective means available to ensure that each organization is aware of the applicable functions and activities of the other. They will encourage their members to work cooperatively on the mutual review and revision of industry standards, and authorized representatives from each organization will meet in-person, annually, to evaluate progress in the implementation of the MoU and revise and develop new plans as needed. The partners will also serve as a unified voice on regulation and legislative issues, where appropriate.
“There’s no doubt that there’s a need for collaboration within an industry like ours that has so much crossover,” added Lantz. “The combined experience and expertise of all those involved is unmatched and the Allied Industry Partners are going to leverage that collaboration in support of each other and the broader IAQ industry.”