Camroden Associates, Inc.
MICHAEL E. CLARKIN
MidAtlantic Environmental Hygiene Resource Center - Mold Remediation Worker and
New York State Biodiversity Research Institute – Mold Identification Using High Dry, Oil
Immersion, and Phase Contrast Microscopy Techniques.
University of Tulsa - Orientation to Indoor Air Quality.
New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Service
- Radon House Evaluation Program.
Tennessee Department of Health and Environment, Division of Air Pollution Control – USEPA
Reducing Radon In Structures.
Mohawk Valley Community College, Utica, N. Y. - Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning
United States Naval Air Training Detachments - Aviation Electronics Technician Schools.
Marine Corps Educational Development Command, Quantico, Va. - Staff Noncommissioned
Officers Academy Leadership School.
1988 to Present Camroden Associates Inc., Westmoreland, NY; Indoor Air Quality Specialist.
1984 to 1988 W. S. Fleming and Associates, Syracuse, NY; Indoor Air Quality Specialist,
Computer Services Supervisor.
1982 to 1984 Self-employed Energy Consultant.
1971 to 1980 United States Marine Corps; Communications, Navigation, Identification Systems Technician.
Camroden Associates, Inc.
Course Development and Presentation
• University of Minnesota and United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “Indoor Air Quality and Fungal Remediation for Tribal
Environmental Professionals” course. This three-day course provides Native American tribal environmental professionals with the knowledge required
to ensure healthy indoor environments, with an emphasis on assessing and solving moisture and fungal growth problems.
• New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) “HVAC Systems Diagnostics and Indoor Air Quality” course. This course
presents facilities maintenance staff with a basic understanding of the HVAC system and how it impacts indoor air quality. The course includes a
component-by-component walk-through of a typical HVAC system, detailing common component problems and solutions as they relate to indoor air
• Rutgers University. Developed and presented the EPA sponsored “Indoor Air Quality in Schools” course.
• Cornell Cooperative Extension “Indoor Air Quality for Child Care Providers”. This course introduces child care providers to IAQ issues such as radon,
mold, carbon monoxide, and asthma triggers.
• NYSERDA “Air Infiltration and Ventilation Evaluation” project. Responsibilities included conducting field tests to determine ventilation system
operating characteristics and ventilation rates using a variety of methods such as air flow and pressure measurements, blower door tests,
Perfluorocarbon tracer (PFT) tests, and tracer gas decay tests.
• NYSERDA “Flexible Technology” program. This program offers New York State building owners and manager’s assistance with solving
building-related problems. Responsibilities include performing investigations and ventilation assessments in New York State buildings that have
energy and/or indoor air quality problems.
• NYSERDA “Residential Ventilation Guide.” Coauthor. This guide provides homeowners with easy-to-understand information concerning indoor air
quality and ventilation. The guide contains sections on indoor air quality, typical ventilation systems and their uses, and a ventilation system
self-assessment guide which homeowners can use to evaluate the ventilation systems in their homes.
• EPA and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection “Follow-up of New Jersey Homes Mitigated for Radon” project. Conducted site
investigations in 100 New Jersey homes that had been mitigated for radon. Project objectives were to determine if the installed mitigation systems
were effective in controlling indoor radon concentrations, as well as determine design deficiencies and apply corrective action to those systems.
• EPA “Evaluation of Radon-Resistant New Construction Methods” project. Responsibilities included project management and design and execution
of measurements to evaluate the effectiveness of radon-resistant construction techniques. Developed the EPA “Radon-Resistant New Construction
Techniques” guidance manual.
• EPA “Investigation of Indoor Radon Concentrations in New York State Schools.” Responsibilities included project management, execution of screen
testing, diagnostic testing, evaluating building operation strategies as they impact indoor radon levels, mitigation system design and installation, and
post-mitigation testing in schools in New York State with elevated indoor radon concentrations.
W.S. Fleming and Associates, Inc.
• New York State Energy Research and Development Authority / Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation “Indoor Air Quality, Infiltration and Ventilation in
Residential Buildings” project. Responsibilities included monitoring and analysis of combustion appliance pollutants, design of pollutant abatement
controls, and modeling of indoor infiltration rates and energy consumption.
• Computer Services Supervisor - Responsibilities included supervision of Computer Services Staff, including Systems Manager, Programmers,
Computer Operators, and vendors and support personnel.
• New York State energy Office “Energy Audit Program for Schools, Hospitals, and Local Government Buildings” program. Responsibilities included
project management and performing energy audits in non-residential buildings.
United States Marine Corps
• Avionics Work Center Supervisor /Staff Noncommissioned Officer - Supervised and directed Avionics Work Center maintenance efforts on high
performance jet attack aircraft.
• Maintenance Controller/Staff Noncommissioned Officer - Supervised and directed squadron maintenance efforts on high performance jet attack
• Communications/Navigation/Identification Systems Technician - Performed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on Communication,
Navigation, and identification systems.
• Quality Assurance Inspector - Inspected and certified avionics system repairs.
• Designated Aircraft Non-Crewmember - Flew backseat in 2-place jet attack aircraft to perform in-flight diagnostics and troubleshooting.
Papers and Publications
I.A. Nitschke, M.E. Clarkin, W.A. Clarke, J.B. Wadach, G.W. Traynor. “Indoor Air Quality, Infiltration and Ventilation in Residential Buildings.” New
York State Energy Research and Development Authority Publication No. 85-10.
I.A. Nitschke, G.W. Traynor, M.E. Clarkin. “Field Testing of Energy-Efficient Indoor Combustion Pollution Control Techniques.” Presented at the 78th
Annual Meeting of the Air Pollution Control Association, Detroit, MI, June 16-21, 1985.
I.A. Nitschke, M.E. Clarkin, T.M. Brennan, J. Rizzuto, M.Osborne. “Preliminary Results from the New York State Radon Reduction Demonstration
Program.” Presented at the 1988 Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Denver, CO, October 20, 1988.
M.E. Clarkin, T.M. Brennan, M.C. Osborne. “Energy Penalties Associated With the Use of a Sub-Slab Depressurization System.” Presented at the
1990 International Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Atlanta GA, February 1990.
T.M Brennan, M. E. Clarkin, M.C. Osborne. “Evaluation of Radon Resistant New Construction Techniques.” Presented at the 1990 International
Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Atlanta GA, February 1990.
W.M. Yeager, K.A. Daum, R.M. Lucas, L. Feldt, E. Sensintaffar, S. Poppell, M.E. Clarkin. “A Radon Chamber Comparison of Alpha Track Detectors
Over a Range of Exposures.” Presented at the 1990 International Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Atlanta GA, February
K.W. Leovic, D.B. Harris, A.B. Craig, M.E. Clarkin, T.M. Brennan, W.A. Turner. “Building HVAC/Foundation Diagnostics For Radon Mitigation in
Schools: Part 2.” Presented at the Fifth International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate, Toronto, Canada, July 29 - August 3, 1990.
M.E. Clarkin, T.M. Brennan. “Radon-Resistant Construction Techniques for New Residential Construction.” EPA Publication No. EPA/625/2-91/032.
W.M. Yeager, R.M. Lucas, K.A. Daum, E. Sensintaffar, S. Poppell, L. Feldt, M.E. Clarkin. “A Performance Evaluation Study of Three Types of
Alpha-Track Detector Radon Monitors.” Health Physics, Vol. 60. No. 4. April 1991.
M.E. Clarkin, T. M. Brennan, D. Fazikas. “A Laboratory Test of the Effects of Various Rain Caps on Sub-slab Depressurization Systems.” Presented
at the 1991 International Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1991.
T.M. Brennan, M.E. Clarkin, T.M. Dyess, W.P. Brodhead. “Preliminary Results of HVAC System Modifications to Control Indoor Radon
Concentrations.” Presented at the 1991 International Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1991.
W.M. Yeager, D.B. Harris, T.M. Brennan, M.E. Clarkin. “Radon Mitigation Failure Modes.” Presented at the 1991 International Symposium on Radon
and Radon Reduction Technology, Philadelphia, PA, April, 1991.
M. E. Clarkin, T.M. Brennan, “Radon-Resistant Construction Techniques for New Residential Construction.” USEPA publication No.
EPA/625/2-91/032, February, 1991.
M.E. Clarkin, I.A. Nitschke, W.A. Clark, R.E. Hough, “Radon Reduction and Radon-Resistant Construction Demonstrations in New York State.”
NYSERDA Publication N0. 91-11, February, 1991.
M.E. Clarkin, W.P. Brodhead, “Tracking Radon in the Workplace.” National Safety Council, Health and Safety Magazine, May, 1991
M.E. Clarkin, T.M. Brennan, W.P. Brodhead, “Practical Limits of Radon-Reduction Using a Modified Residential HAC System.” Presented at the 1992
International Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Minneapolis, Mn, September, 1992.
M.E. Clarkin, K.W. Leovic, F. McKnight, “Investigation of Foundation Construction Details to Facilitate Sub-slab Pressure Field Extension in Large
Buildings.” Presented at the 1992 International Symposium on Radon and Radon Reduction Technology, Minneapolis, Mn, September, 1992.
M. E. Clarkin, T.M. Brennan, “Stack-Driven Moisture Problems in a Multi-Family Residential Building.” American Society of Heating, Refrigerating,
and Air-conditioning Engineers, Transactions 1998. Vol. 104, Pt. 2. ASHRAE, Atlanta, GA, 1998.