Shawn Rankin – Senior Consultant

Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant

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.

Shawn’s 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.

Shawn Rankin - 580 CFRA
Shawn Rankin Teaching at InfraCanada 2019


  • Performed over 700 large building air quality surveys in Ottawa and the Canadian arctic
  • Performed over 6,000 residential air quality inspections
  • Air quality consulting, inspection, environmental testing, and training / seminars / workshops
  • Project Management for construction, abatement, and remediation work
  • Extensive building science knowledge
  • Construction experience in building, renovating, and consulting projects
  • Complex mechanical air handling unit and building systems inspection
  • Air flow and balancing analysis
  • Total Dust Sampling and Monitoring


  • Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)
  • The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada

Publications, Articles, Courses

  • “A Healthy Home Is Worth Renovating for”
    Ottawa Citizen, March 2022
  • “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

Certifications & Courses

  • Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC)
    • Since 2010, re-certified 2013
    • American Council for Accredited Certification (ACAC)
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Training (1988 & 2015)
  • Certified Level 1 Building Investigations Thermographer
    • Infrared Training Center – FLIR Canada, 2017
  • Crime and Trauma Scene Bio-Recovery Technician, November 2015
    • ABRA (American Bio-Recovery Association)
  • Certified Water Damage Restoration Technician, 2007-present
    • Certified Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT), 2007-present
    • Certified Fire and Smoke Restoration Technician, 2007-present
    • The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC)
    • Health and Safety Course, 2017
  • Investigating IAQ and Housing Durability Concerns, An Efficient Method, 2006
    • Mould Assessment and Clean-up: Residential, The Essentials, 2004
      IAQ Resources Canada
  • Completed the CMHC Indoor Air Quality Inspector Program, 2004-2006
    • Recognized Healthy Home Builder, 2004
    • Recognized Healthy Home Renovator, 2004
    • Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
  • Certified Mechanical Ventilation Design Consultant
    • Certified Mechanical Ventilation Installation Technician
    • Heat Loss and Heat Gain Calculations Course
    • The Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)
  • Asbestos Management Planner Course, 2011
    • Ontario Environmental and Safety Network (OESN)
  • Asbestos Awareness Course, Inflector Environmental Services, 2012
    • Asbestos Abatement Worker – 253W, 2008
    • Asbestos Abatement Supervisor – 253S, 2008
    • Jacques Whitford / Stantec
  • Residential Heating Inspector Program, 2007 George Brown College
  • Residential Radon Measurement Provider, 2008
    • National Environmental Health Association – National Radon Proficiency Program (NEHA-NRPP)
  • Radon Measurement Technician Training Course, 2008
    • Biomation / Environmental Solutions Association (ESA)
  • Occupational Hygiene Air Sampling Workshop, 2007
    • ALARA Industrial Hygiene Services Ltd.
  • Defect Recognition and Reporting Course, 2006
    • Ontario Association of Home Inspectors (OAHI)
  • R-2000 Builders’ Workshop, 2005
    • Natural Resources Canada
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS) Training, 2004
  • Fall Arrest Protection Awareness Certificate, 2012
  • Confined Spaces Entry Awareness, 2012
  • Environmental Disinfection Training
    • National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS), April 2020
  • Bloodborne Pathogens, Respiratory Protection, and Personal Protective Equipment
    • OSHA Compliance Training, National Institute of Decontamination Specialists (NIDS), April 2020
  • COVID-19 and Pandemic Preparedness
    • 2020 CIRI Science Symposium (Cleaning Industry Research Institute), March 2020

HomeStars Awards 2018 HomeStars Awards 2019 HomeStars Awards 2020 National Radon Proficiency Program Canadian Franchise Association Member Canadian Franchise Association Recognition Award

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