Lennox Industries (Dallas, TX) has entered into a unique sponsorship of the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA), a non-profit organization. Lennox originally announced their corporate membership with IAQA in September 2001. The new sponsorship includes education and member benefits for Lennox dealers and associates.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is a growing area of concern for consumers, builders, and manufacturers of products for residential and commercial buildings. Under the IAQA sponsorship agreement, Lennox will help educate their dealer network about IAQ. "A big component of the Lennox-IAQA sponsorship is education for Lennox' dealer network," said Tom Overs, product marketing manager of Lennox Industries. "IAQA is known for their expertise in training, most notably through the association's Certified Indoor Environmentalist (CIE) and Certified Mold Remediator (CMR) programs. Now Lennox will tap into that expertise and work with IAQA to tailor custom training programs for its dealer network and associates."

The association will discount membership fees to Lennox dealers to encourage their participation in IAQA. Member benefits include a quarterly newsletter, a monthly newspaper, training and certification programs, and research and guideline setting initiatives. Lennox and IAQA will also focus on education for both the contracting community and the general public. A series of brochures will be published in print and online.