Session Number 141

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Watch the program & get CEUs

There is no handout for this session.

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COVID-19 Panel Discussion: What We've Learned and What May Lie Ahead

Bob Krell - Indoor Environmental Consultant & Trainer, CIEC, CMRS, LEED-AP, NYS Mold Assessor, Publisher

Healthy Indoors/IAQnet LLC, Syracuse, New York

David Krouse - PhD, MSPH, CIH

HC3, Tallahassee, Florida

Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC - Program Director of the Environmental Health Program at Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Kansas City, Missouri

Scott Armour - Consensus Body Vice-Chair of the IICRC S520 Professional Mold Remediation Standard and Chair of the IICRC Mold Removal Specialist certification program

IICRC, Las Vegas, Nevada

About this program:

Our panel of industry experts will discuss the current state of what we know about the COVID-19 pandemic to date, and how that has affected how we manage our indoor environments. It will be a review of how we got here, and what the next year may look like. The content will be applicable for industry practitioners, those in facilities management, and anyone seeking to better understand how to navigate this pandemic.


1. Understand the difference between respirators and masks, and when/how they should be utilized effectively to reduce the likelihood of direct virus transmission.

2. What role ventilation and filtration play in reducing the risks of transmission in our indoor environments.

3. What enhanced environmental cleaning practices make sense--what they can and can't do for COVID-19.

4. Personal behavior modifications--social distancing and improved hygiene practices that can reduce your risks.


About the Presenter:

Bob Krell is president of IAQ Technologies, Inc., a Syracuse, NY-based indoor environmental and building performance firm he founded in 1990, offering consulting, mitigation and training services to a variety of clients throughout the country and abroad.


He was the co-founder of IAQNET, LLC in 2013, and serves as publisher of its Healthy Indoors Magazine and online information site,


Bob was named Publisher of Home Energy magazine and took over those duties for the Building Performance Association (BPA) in the summer of 2019. The inaugural issue of Building Performance Journal will be released in March 2020.


He has worked as a Video Producer/Director and Co-host for the online video series, The Healthy Indoors Show, along with numerous other projects for industry associations, online publications, and commercial clients. Bob is also Training Director and Lead Instructor for IAQNET’s online educational offerings which include webinars and live distance learning offerings through

Dr. David Krause is founder of Healthcare Consulting and Contracting (HC3), and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Toxicologist, with 25-years of experience in public health, occupational hazard assessments, and indoor air quality. He received his Doctorate in Environmental and Occupational Health and MSPH in Toxicology from the University of South Florida. David has expertise in risk assessment, workplace exposures, health care facilities, Legionnaires’ disease, combustion products, flame retardants, irritant chemical exposures, indoor air quality, and mold. From 2008 to 2011 Dr. Krause served as the State Toxicologist for the Florida Department of Health. He co-authored the 2009 Guidelines for the Surveillance, Investigation, and Control of Legionnaires’ Disease in Florida and the 2015 AIHA Guideline for the Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems. David currently sits as a member of the ACGIH Bioaerosols Committee and chairs the AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee and leads the association’s efforts to educate its members and the general public on issues surrounding Legionnaires’ Disease.


Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC is the Program Director of the Environmental Health Program at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. The program provides patient families, childcares, and schools with resources to assist them in identifying and reducing indoor environmental exposures that may result in health problems for children. They perform research on indoor environmental health issues focusing on home interventions, exposure assessment, and more recently on geospatial analysis of health disparities and social determinants of health. He is a Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant and previously worked as an environmental and industrial hygiene analytical chemist. 

Scott Armour is an internationally recognized expert on environmental acquired illness, mold assessment and remediation, exposure science and data collection methodology, indoor air quality, building science, childhood lead poisoning prevention and abatement, and fire investigation. He is the Vice-Chair of IICRC’s S520 Professional Mold Remediation Standard and the current Chair of the IICRC Mold Removal Specialist Certification and Exam Program. Scott is also a long-standing member of ASHRAE/IAQA residential mold inspection standard committee.

Program Level: Intermediate

Content Area(s): Facility Operations & Management, Investigations, Testing & Research, Cleaning & Remediation