Session 1103

November 1, 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.

New Hampshire Room (Lobby Level)

Mold  School: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Mold But Were Afraid to Ask

Bob Krell

CIEC, CMRS, LEED-AP, NYS-Licensed Mold Assessor

Healthy Indoors Magazine/IAQNET LLC - Syracuse, NY

Session Description 


This session will address the common practices and pitfalls of dealing with mold and other microbial contamination in moisture-affected buildings. It will explore moisture as the primary causal issue, and help the attendee understand how our building designs and material selections may be prone to moisture failure and subsequent microbial problems. The presenter will discuss identifying mold and other microbial problems, the pros and cons of common diagnostic and testing methods, designing effective remediation strategies. He will also review remediation, including treating the symptoms & their sources, key Indoor Environmental Engineering Controls for successful remediation, as well as getting to “Clear”.


Presentation Categories:  Investigation, Testing & Research; Occupant Health/Medical Issues; Cleaning & Remediation


Presentation Level: Basic, Intermediate

About Bob Krell:


Bob has been a nationally recognized indoor environmental consultant and trainer in the IAQ industry for over 28 years. He has designed and managed successful indoor environmental and building performance projects for residential, commercial, educational, and healthcare facilities throughout the U.S. and abroad, and conducted hundreds of investigations since 1990. 

In 2000, he served on the American Indoor Air Quality Council’s (now ACAC) development committee to create their Certified Microbial Remediation Supervisor (CMRS) program, the IAQ-industry’s first board-approved mold certification. He authored the principal course materials and delivered training courses to over 1000 CMRS candidates throughout the country. 

Bob Krell served on the National Air Duct Cleaners Association (NADCA) for three consecutive terms from 1990-2000. He served on the Executive Committee in both Secretary and vice president capacities. Bob was the Project Manager for the EPA-NADCA HVAC Systems Cleaning Study in 1996-1998, and chaired the Standards Committee from 1997-2000. In 2015, he was inducted to the NADCA Hall of Fame for his industry contributions. 

Bob is president of IAQ Technologies, Inc., a Syracuse, NY-based indoor environmental and building performance firm offering consulting, mitigation and training services to a variety of clients throughout the country and abroad. He is the founder and publisher of Healthy Indoors Magazine, and the Training Director for, which provides live virtual classroom distance learning offerings for the indoor environmental industry. 


Bob has presented at numerous industry conferences, appeared on national television and radio, produces educational videos and webinars and is widely published on indoor environmental topics. He also moderates “The Healthy Indoors” discussion group on LinkedIn.

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