John P. Lapotaire, CIEC
I’m a Building Envelope & Indoor Environment Consultant, specializing in indoor environmental assessments, mold & odor investigations, as well as cause & origin forensic water intrusion investigation and building envelope failure for commercial and residential structures.
I am a Florida Licensed Mold Assessor, Radon Measurement Technician and Radon Measurement Specialist, a Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant, CETC. Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant CIEC. I am a member of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) a National Institute of Building Science Council focusing on energy efficient and environmentally responsible homes and buildings. I am also a member of the American Council for Accredited Certification the ACAC National Certification Board.
As a CIEC, I have earned the most respected certification in the field of indoor environmental consulting based on my training and field experience in building sciences, industrial hygiene and indoor environmental risk assessment.
The certification documents my skills and knowledge regarding design, construction and operation of buildings with respect to the quality and efficiency of the indoor environment in a manner that could be relied upon by individuals and organizations seeking my services as a consultant or advisor for the assessment and management of new or established indoor environments.
I can identify the causes of poor indoor air quality even when problems seem vague or unrelated to visible causes. I am able to gather and interpret data from various systems operating in a building. I can Isolate and Identify the source of IAQ Issues in Homes or Offices and provide a solution to IAQ concerns such as, Mold, Bacteria, Infectious Disease, & VOC’s (volatile organic compounds).
For the past 10 years I have worked with Builders, Contractors, and Building Managers Isolating and identifying the source of building envelope failures and IAQ concerns and providing solutions. I have the knowledge and experience to conduct Cause and Origin Building Envelope Analysis – Investigations & Assessments, and Forensic Water Intrusion Investigations.
I have performed Indoor Air Quality; mold and bioaerosol investigations, field investigations, and forensic diagnostic inspections throughout Central Florida for both commercial and residential properties. I have prepared hundreds of remediation protocols using the ANSI approved IICRC S-520 for both commercial and residential projects. I have conducted mold causation, water entry diagnosis, risk evaluation, odor source diagnostic investigations since 2001. My first certifications were with the IICRC in the early 90’s involving water restoration and smoke damage. I have experience and training in the collection and measurements of specific indoor air contaminants, including respirable particulate matter, volatile organic compounds, mold and bacteria.
Finding and identifying the cause and origin of an unhealthy indoor environment involves the knowledge and experience I have in building sciences, industrial hygiene and indoor environmental risk assessment.
Identifying an unhealthy indoor environment is not why my clients hire me.
They hire me to determine the Cause and Origin of the unhealthy indoor environmental and provide a specific scope of work designed to return their indoor environment to a Healthy Indoor Environment.
Cause & Origin Forensic Water Intrusion Investigation and Building Envelope Failure, Building Envelope Analysis, Indoor Environmental Diagnostic Inspections, Investigations & Assessments, and Indoor Air Quality Assesment, Investigation and Testing.
I manage the LinkedIn Groups for the IAQA, Indoor Air Quality Association, Indoor Environmental Standards Organization, and the NAHB National Association of Home Builders. These Groups were established on LinkedIn February of 2008 with the goal of promoting the Indoor Air Quality Association, NAHB National Association of Home Builders, and IESO Indoor Environmental Standards Organization. within the LinkedIn network and encourage discussion regarding the IAQ industry in the Groups Forum.
CIEC Council-certified Indoor Environmental Consultant The American Council for Accredited Certification ACAC
CETC Council-certified Environmental Thermography Consultant The American Council for Accredited Certification ACAC
RMT Radon Measurement Technician Florida Department of Health
RMS Radon Mitigation Specialist Florida Department of Health
CIT Level I Infrared Thermographer Snell Group / American Society of Nondestructive Testing
CRRT Certified Remediation Response Technician Global Environmental Resources and Training
Mold Assessor 4 Florida FL Dept of Business & Professional Regulation DBPR http://www.myfloridalicense.com
Radon Measurement Technician R2197 Florida Department of Health http://www.floridashealth.com/
Radon Mitigation Specialist R2206 Florida Department of Health http://www.floridashealth.com/
Advanced Course Work And Training
IAQ Training Institute, LLC (IAQTI) ACAC Council-Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS)
Indoor Sciences, Inc. ACAC Council-Certified Microbial Consultant (CMC) 1/29/09
IAQ Training Institute, LLC (IAQTI) ACAC Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC) 9/20/07
Snell Infrared Thermal/ Infrared Thermography, Level 1
Global Environmental Resources & Training Certified Remediation Response Technician
Logical Green Institute LEED AP for New Construction Accreditation Exam Course
National Environmental Health Assoc Essentials for Healthy Home Practitioners, Healthy Homes Specialist
University of Florida EPA Lead Renovation, Repair & Painting RRP
Radalink, Inc Radon Measurement Technician
Radalink, Inc Radon Mitigation Specialist