Shawn Rankin

CEO, Founder

Shawn Rankin is the President and Senior Inspector of IAQ Ottawa. He has been performing air quality inspections since 2003. He is a Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant, HVAC Designer, and a Course Provider and Lecturer. He also completed the CMHC Air Quality Inspection Training Program.

His extensive training and experience in air quality testing, coupled with his knowledge and experience building healthy homes has garnered him the reputation of “the air quality guy”, able to solve complex issues in both residential homes and large commercial buildings.

Shawn is a sought-after continuing education instructor and has developed multi-media presentations and training programs for the Ontario Real Estate Board, the Canadian Institute of Mortgage Brokers and Lenders, the Registered Insurance Board of Ontario, the University of Ottawa, the City of Ottawa, and the Government of Nunavut.


IAQ Qualifications

  • Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC)
  • Certified CMHC Indoor Air Quality Investigator
  • Certified mold, asbestos and radon investigator
  • Certified Asbestos Management Planner
  • Certified IICRC anti-microbial remediation technician
  • Certified IICRC water and fire restoration technician
  • Certified in Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning (HRAI and HVAC) design and installation
  • Manages residential and commercial Designated Substance Surveys
  • Trained on Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)

Home Building Qualifications

  • Recognized CMHC Healthy Home Builder )
  • Certified R2000 builder
  • Experience as a NACHI Home Inspector

Publications, Articles, Courses

  • “Safety Rules!” Woodworking Workshop Safety Program
    Dept. of Education, Govt. of Nunavut, 2013
  • “The Healthy Home” and “The Healthy Condo”
    Course Developer and Lecturer, The Healthy Home Academy and OREA Real Estate College
  • Ensure a Drier and Healthier Home
    Healthwise Ottawa, Spring 2008
  • Summertime and the Living Ain’t Easy
    Healthwise Ottawa, Summer 2008
  • Hibernating in a Healthy Home
    Healthwise Ottawa, Winter 2007/2008
  • Healthy Homes: Clearing the Air about Air Quality
    Healthwise Ottawa, Fall 2007
  • Home Air Inspection Leads to Winds of Change
    Montreal Gazette (CanWest Media), June 2006

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