Current issues of indoor air quality and how to take preventive and corrective steps to ensure clean air will be discussed in January when the Refrigeration Service Engineers Society (RSES) and The Mississippi Gulf Coast Chapter convene a two-day seminar titled "Indoor Air Quality: Beyond the Basics." The seminar will take place Jan. 19-20, 2002, at the Holiday Inn Gulfport Airport in Gulfport, Miss.

Attendees will learn valuable, up-to-date information that will lead to the effective diagnosis, response and management of indoor air quality problems; understand how to identify the causes of IAQ issues, health and environmental issues pertaining to IAQ and how servicing HVAC systems impacts IAQ; learn how to respond to IAQ-related complaints and how to create an effective IAQ action plan.

Seminar topics to be explored include: historical perspective on IAQ; basic concepts; ventilation; HVAC system design and microbial contamination; pressurization; relative humidity and IAQ; environmental allergens; HVAC services and their impact on IAQ; retrofitting HVAC systems; air filtration and industry standards.

Robert S. Kish, CIE, will lead the two-day seminar. Kish has 29 years of experience in the HVAC industry including sales, service, service management and installation. He is a Certified Indoor Environmentalist and has taught at a technical college for nine years. Kish is also President of the IAQ Team LLC.

Seminar registration fees are $350 for RSES members and $375 for non-members through Jan. 11, 2002. Fees will be $450 and $475, respectively, thereafter. For more information, please contact Jean Birch at 847-759-4046 or visit

RSES is the world's leading education, training and certification association for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration professionals. RSES certification includes the CM/CMS exam series (since 1935), National Technician Certification (NTC - since 1985), and one of the largest EPA Section 608 programs in the industry. Founded in 1933, RSES is a non-profit organization of more than 22,000 members in 428 chapters in the U.S. and Canada, as well as affiliate organizations worldwide. For more information on RSES call 847/297-6464 or visit