IAQ Ottawa believes that a healthy indoor environment is one of the most important challenges facing building owners today. Our mission is to enhance occupant well-being, comfort and productivity by effectively managing indoor air quality.

AQ Ottawa is a member of The Guardian Association (www.guardianassociation.ca) a consumer protection and savings program.


At Indoor Air Quality Ottawa, our strength is identifying the source of problems so you can thrive in a healthy environment.

Identifying an odour is secondary to determining why it occurred in the first place. Our strength lies in finding the source – mould, sewer gas, combustion spillage, chemical off-gassing – then ensuring it won’t come back again by specifying remediation solutions that fix the root cause of the problem.



Meet our founder: Shawn Rankin

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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Indoor Air Quality Ottawa

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