On July 12, Dr. Stéphane P. Lemay was appointed scientific director of IRDA. Before this appointment, Dr. Lemay was a research scientist in agri-environment engineering with IRDA. During that time, he was involved in the areas of the ventilation control, air quality and emissions of agricultural buildings. The Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment (IRDA - Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement) is a non-profit research corporation whose mission is to conduct knowledge acquisition, research, development and transfer activities, with the goal of contributing to the sustainable development of agriculture. IRDA is a leader in agri-environment that is able to anticipate problems, and accelerate the development and the implementation of solutions corresponding to the needs of farmers and of society.