The Healthy Indoors Show brings you the information you need!
Each episode features the industry’s experts on a variety of topics of interest. The show is hosted by HI‘s Founder & Publisher, Bob Krell, who is a veteran consultant, contractor and trainer in the indoor environmental and building performance industries.
Watch it LIVE here every Thursday, check out recent video recordings below, or listen Podcasts of our episodes at: https://healthyindoors.podbean.com/
Restarting the Economy: The Missing LinkHI Show May 28, 2020 —
When it comes to restarting the economy, we all agree that safety is paramount, and the goal is to manage the spread of this disease in a manner that does not result in a second wave (or more). We all understand that more significant measures must be taken until community immunity is achieved one way or another.
There is a significant and inexpensive element to the conversation that no one is discussing–that is, until now!
Hayward Score’s Joe Medosch joins host Bob Krell with special guest Graham Dick
Graham Dick – Director/Master Trainer
Infection Control Training Group
Graham has over 30 years of industry experience and is recognized across North America as one of the most technical decontamination specialists in the property damage restoration industry. He is a subject matter expert on Infection Control, Microbial Decontamination, Forensic Cleaning, Fire/Soot Restoration, and Mould Remediation. He speaks regularly on these topics and many more at environmental, restoration, and hospital facility conferences across North America. He also has served on numerous industry boards, councils and task forces.
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BAD ASS HVAC: One simple system to deliver near perfect comfort and air quality.
BAD ASS HVAC: One simple system to deliver near perfect comfort and air quality.HI Show May 21, 2020 —
Want to create a healthy and comfortable home? Nate “The House Whisperer” Adams will tackle how to do that with a high end central HVAC system. More importantly, he’ll touch on how to sell BAD ASS systems rather than settle for a mediocre single stage piece of equipment that make up 85% of residential HVAC sales.
Hayward Score’s Joe Medosch joins host Bob Krell with special guest Nate Adams.
Dealing with Mold & Moisture in Housing for Building Performance and Weatherization Programs
Dealing with Mold & Moisture in Housing for Building Performance and Weatherization ProgramsHI Show May 14, 2020 —
Contractors and consulting performing Building Performance and Weatherization work often are faced with properties that have moisture and mold/microbial issues. In many cases, their only option is to defer doing the project.
What should they be looking for, and how might these organizations better address these situations? This week’s Healthy Indoors Show brings a diverse panel of experts in moisture, mold, building performance/weatherization, and program implementation together to discuss this important topic, right on the heels of last week’s Building Performance Association National Home Performance Virtual Conference.
Hayward Score’s Joe Medosch joins host Bob Krell with guests Bill Robinson (Train2Build), Jason West (CEDA), Kelly Cutchin (SMS-Results), Doug Horgan, and John Mitchell (JLC Industries) for a discussion you will not want to miss on The Healthy Indoors Show!
Sustainability in a Post-COVID-19 World
Sustainability in a Post-COVID-19 WorldHI Show May 7, 2020 —
Prior to the current global pandemic, the world’s scientific community has been issuing dire warnings regarding our failures in addressing the eminent threats posed by climate change. We simply cannot continue our current path of fossil fuel consumption and disregard for how we are depleting our planet’s limited resources.
The COVID-19 will complicate matters by draining our economic resources, but it can also serve as a wake-up call and a catalyst for positive change. This week’s panel will discuss this topic and others related to how we can mitigate the damage to our environment with a more responsible approach.
Hayward Score’s Joe Medosch joins host Bob Krell with guests Tom Murray and John Corliss for a discussion you will not want to miss on The Healthy Indoors Show!
Tom Murray is a pollution prevention and sustainability expert, most recently serving as a Senior Science Advisor with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Tom has over 44 years in government service. He is the architect of several environmental partnership programs. Tom holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology from Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland and a Master’s Degree in Biology/Environmental Science from the American University, Washington, D.C. Tom retired from federal service in January of 2016 and is now president of Tom Murray Environmental Consulting located in rural Maryland.
John M. Corliss, Jr. is Vice President and Chief Engineer of PEER Consultants. He led the development of post-Katrina recovery plans for three Louisiana parishes, the post flood recovery plan for Nashville, the British Virgin Islands Wastewater Master Plan and the West Africa Water Initiative Strategic Plan. A Professional Engineer, he has a B.S. Urban Systems Engineering, M.S. Public Policy and M.S. Industrial Engineering from Purdue University. Active in political campaigns from an early age, he started his career with the Secretary’s Policy Office at the U.S. Department of Energy. Between then and now he has produced folk festivals, led the redevelopment of a historic mill district, been a college financial aid director, managed the installation of solar systems on municipal buildings, set up a community foundation and headed wastewater planning for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The common thread has been the need to apply systems thinking to public sector problems. John is a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers, founder of IISE’s Sustainable Development Division and has a Sustainable Development – Social, Economic, Environmental – LinkedIn group with 4,000 members.
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality with Ventilation &
Improving Your Indoor Air Quality with Ventilation & DehumidificationHI Show April 30, 2020 —
This week the Healthy Indoors Show discusses how Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of the home through insulation, air sealing and new windows and doors are some of the first steps when it comes to cutting heating and cooling costs. But such energy saving strategies can result in unintended consequences. If effective mechanical ventilation and moisture control methods are not implemented the result could lead to uncomfortable living conditions, homeowner health issues and in extreme cases – significant structural damage.
Joe Medosch co-hosts with HI‘s Bob Krell, joined by special guest Nikki Kruger of Ultra-Aire.
On the Front Lines of COVID-19: A Medical Perspective
On the Front Lines of COVID-19HI Show April 23, 2020 —
This week the Healthy Indoors Show includes a panel of experts discussing how the pandemic is affecting first responders and medical practitioners around the country.
Joe Medosch co-hosts with HI‘s Bob Krell, joined by special guests: Dr. David Krause, Dr. John Charles, Kevin Kennedy, Christie Garbarino, Jessie Turner, and Jeff Oliver.
Cleaning/Decontaminating Buildings for COVID-19
Cleaning/Decontaminating Buildings for COVID-19HI Show April 16, 2020 —
This week the Healthy Indoors Show revisits the topic of what is being done to address properties with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases. What are the cognizant authorities recommending for these spaces prior to re-occupancy, and what are reasonable measures to implement?
Hayward Score’s Joe Medosch co-hosts again this week with HI‘s Bob Krell, joined by special guests: Dr. David Krause, Scott Armour, Graham Dick and Cole Stanton.
Healthy Home, Healthy Occupants: Managing COVID-19 Challenges
Healthy Home, Healthy Occupants: Managing COVID-19 ChallengesHI Show April 9, 2020 — Healthy Home, Healthy Occupants: Managing COVID-19 Challenges
This week is a special 90-minute edition of the Healthy Indoors Show featuring a contractor and consumer-focused episode covering 3 special healthy home topics:
• What consumers know should about filtration, UV systems and similar options – Bryan Orr, Founder HVAC School
• Maintaining Home Health during shelter-in-place – Carl Grimes, and Joe Medosch, Hayward Score
• Reducing Mental Stress – Dr. Adriana Hayward, Psy.D., Hayward Score
Bryan will discuss practical installations for filtration and answer common questions about adding ozone, UV light, and other options to HVAC systems
Carl and Joe will review simple recommendations to keep your home (and your family) healthy especially during shelter-in-place
Adriana will discuss the challenges of dealing with shelter-in-place restrictions, as well as economic and COVID-19 news, and offer practical tips to reduce stress and anxiety for the whole family.
COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Contractors
COVID-19 Safety Precautions for ContractorsHI Show April 2, 2020 — COVID-19 Safety Precautions for Contractors:
Procedures and Personal Protection for Performing Services During the Crisis
Pipes break. HVAC equipment fails. Service work may need to be performed even during a time of lock down and self-quarantine. Can a contractor safely work in buildings during the pandemic? How should they communicate with their clients?
Our panel of experts will discuss some of the considerations for those performing emergency services, and what things may look like in the industry as things eventually level off.
Host Bob Krell is joined this week by Hayward Score’s Joe Medosch, with special guests Bryan Orr, founder of HVAC School, and Tom Peter, CIH from Insurance Restoration Specialists.
CDC Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/guidance-business-response.html
CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Your Facility: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prepare/disinfecting-building-facility.html
CDC Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/respirator-use-faq.html
HVAC School‘s HVAC Contractors Guide to COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2, Coronavirus): https://www.hvacrschool.com/hvac-contractors-guide-to-covid-19-sars-cov-2-coronavirus/
Understanding the Difference Between Masks and N-95 Respirators: https://healthyindoors.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/UnderstandDifferenceInfographic-508.pdf
COVID-19: Balancing Public Health vs. the Economy
HI Show March 26, 2020 — COVID-19: Balancing Public Health vs. The Economy
Joe Medosch of Hayward Score co-hosts with Bob Krell and is joined by guests: Dr. John Charles, Dr. David Krause, and Kevin Kennedy on this critical topic as the world faces this pandemic.
This session addresses the COVID-19 crisis from several perspectives such as what we know today from a medical standpoint, to what reasonable actions you can take to limit the impact of this pandemic at your workplace and in your home.
Dr. Michelle Sanborn – Dr. Sanborn is a board-certified Internal Medicine physician. She completed her residency at the University of Florida Health Science Center-Jacksonville. She then served on active duty in the U.S. Air Force in Missouri and in South Korea. Later, she worked as a hospitalist in Brandon, FL before working in the U.S. Army as a civilian doctor in both South Korea and in Germany. She then worked in outpatient clinics and nursing home facilities in GA before moving back to FL, where she currently works as a hospitalist and also in telemedicine. Dr. Sanborn also holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Dr. Delphine Farmer – Dr. Delphine Farmer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Colorado State University. She studies atmospheric chemistry, investigating the sources and sinks of air pollution in both the indoor and outdoor environments. In 2018, she co-led the House Observations of Microbial and Environmental Chemistry (HOMEChem) experiment – the first of its kind to systematically study how buildings, cooking, cleaning and human emissions impact the fundamental chemistry of the built environment.
Bob Krell – Bob 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, HealthyIndoors.com. 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 the rebrand, 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 IAQschool.online. Bob has been a nationally recognized indoor environmental consultant and trainer in the IAQ industry for over 29 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 conducted hundreds of investigations since 1990. He 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.
Joe Medosch – Joe is a Healthy Building Scientist for Hayward Score, Owner of Energy & Environmental Consulting and Founder of HHEA, Healthy Home Environment Association. His diverse background in multiple trades provides a unique understanding of “The House as System.” Joe has been evaluating homes (for better or worse) for 18+ years and has been a Comfort Consultant /Trainer for over 10+ years providing solutions on Healthy/Energy Efficient Home Performance.
Corbett Lunsford – Corbett started testing and analyzing home performance dynamics in 2008 in Chicago, IL. He is the founder of the consulting firm Building Performance Workshop, and hosts the Home Performance YouTube channel and the Building Performance Podcast, which features interviews with the superstars of the building performance industry. He is the author of the book Home Performance Diagnostics: the Guide to Advanced Testing, and the developer of the APT Reports software tool. Teamed up with his bride Grace, an award-winning filmmaker, Corbett’s hosted over 200 YouTube videos, garnering over 1.5 million views from over 6,000 subscribers. The duo also created and co-host the 2018 television show Home Diagnosis and the 2016 Proof Is Possible US Tour. After leaving Chicago in 2015, the couple designed and built the #TinyLab, the world’s highest performance tiny house on wheels (pictured below). They drove it 13,000 miles and toured over 7,000 people through it to show them what a high-performance home feels, smells, and sounds like. Along the way, they gave 214 presentations in 34 cities across 26 states, and after the yearlong tour with their newborn daughter and two cats, settled in Atlanta, GA.
Dr. David Krause – Dr. 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.
Scott Armour – Scott 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 has a Masters of Science in Health Science, with a specialty in Industrial Hygiene (Environmental and Occupational Health Specialist) from California State University, Northridge; he has a BA in Sociology from Case Western Reserve University. Mr. Armour’s professional experience since 1992 has included industrial hygiene, public health, non-profit environmental advocacy, research, occupational and workplace safety, infection control and prevention, building science, green buildings, environmental management systems (ISO 14001), and of course, sustainability. Mr. Armour is the Vice-Chair of the ANSI accredited IICRC S520 Professional Mold Remediation Standard – the world’s foremost standard of care for mold remediation. He is the current Chair of IICRC Mold Removal Specialist Certification and Exam Program. Scott is also a long-standing member of ASHRAE/IAQA residential mold inspection standard committee and has been a member of various other industry committees and white papers. In 2014, Mr. Armour was one of a select group of international experts responsible for “Evaluation by international experts of the methods to assess the health impacts of water damaged buildings”, published by the Montreal Public Health Department. Mr. Armour then spent over a year to create and implement a rigorous and systematic method to assess building-related health complaints for the Montreal Public Schools (2nd largest school system in Canada). For the past three years, Mr. Armour is regularly referred to patients by an internationally acclaimed hospital’s Functional Med department; the clinicians send their patients with mold and environmental acquired illness to Scott for assessment of their living and work spaces.
Tim Hebert – Tim Hebert is an AHA Certified Healthcare Constructor and an ACAC-Certified Microbial Consultant. He has over twenty-five years’ experience in the field of indoor air quality testing, building envelope diagnostics, and HVAC systems hygiene assessments. He is a recognized authority in the area of HVAC systems hygiene and its impact on Indoor Environmental Quality. Tim is the Project Design/Manager and Principal Investigator at Air Purification Specialists, Inc., in Pavo, GA.
Program provided courtesy of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council
Part-3 focuses on the management of the physical indoor environment, and the practical building-related strategies that can be implemented to reduce occupants’ exposure to viruses. It will include a thorough overview of effective anti-viral cleaning and disinfecting practices to reduce viruses on surfaces. And it will review prudent measures facilities personnel and building owners can take to maximize the efficacy of their building systems to reduce viral exposure risk.
While the session focuses primarily on larger buildings and workspaces, several of the basic strategies for effective cleaning and improved ventilation apply to home management as well.
Cole Stanton – Frequently engaged with catastrophe restoration, and as a key liason to organizations providing tens of thousands of volunteers in the aftermath of fire, flooding and hurricanes (such as SendRelief), Cole has put boots on the ground to support efforts in more than 30 disaster zones since 2003. Past experience with outbreaks include response strategy development to bird & swine flu, EVD-68 and Ebola, and surface disinfection procedural and policy development for these potential pandemics, as well as numerous regional and local epidemics (norovirus etc) As of Spring 2020, Cole Stanton is Director of Education and AED Specification for the Building Solutions Group (BSG) of ICP (Innovative Chemical Products). In building out a more structured and robust training, knowledge, and specification capability, Cole continues to engage and serve all 24 brands and over 12,000 construction projects in the BSG portfolio. These product areas include building envelope, environmental restoration & remediation, waterproofing, aesthetic finishes, industrial performance coatings, paint removers, marine applications, cementitious technologies, and recreational/athletic surfaces. ICP is the 10th largest coatings company in North America. For 22 years prior, Cole served in leadership, technical and field sales roles for ICP’s Fiberlock’s products for remediation of asbestos, lead paint, mold, disaster recovery, and smoke/fire restoration. With ICP and Fiberlock for 25 years, Cole has provided multi-disciplinary expertise and service to various industries and agencies to develop remediation standards, augment state & provincial regulations. He both presents and writes frequently for industry conferences and publications. Every day, the most exciting challenges involve combining technology from across ICP to solve new challenges in emerging industries such as ICP’s research and provision of solutions for wildfire restoration & suppression, or for legalized cannabis Current standards development projects include development of the first international standard for Fire Damage Restoration, both in the RIA/IAQA program for four years ending 2018; and presently as a volunteer to the IICRC (Institute for Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification)drafting of the S760 Wildfire Damage Restoration Standard. During the RIA (Restoration Industries Association) development phase, Cole was Chair of the Tools, Equipment and Materials Committee; as well as providing early leadership to the HVAC Committee. He served the Consensus Body for this fire damage document for nearly four years. Also with IICRC, Cole continues to serve the Consensus Body (CB) on the IICRC S520 Standard for Professional Mold Remediation. Past service includes service on the CB of the IICRC S540 Trauma Cleanup document, as a Reviewer for the IICRC S500 standard for Water Damage Restoration, and as a Subject-Matter-Expert for exam development for the MRS (Mold Remediation Specialist).
Kristofer Anderson, PE – Kris is the founder and President of K.G. ANDERSON, a Maine consulting engineering firm since 2002, which offers industrial, commercial, healthcare, and residential customers independent assistance regarding building energy, HVAC design and diagnostics, envelope design and forensics, retro-commissioning, and indoor air quality. Kris has a diverse background in the building and construction industry spanning 37 years. Kris holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Norwich, and is a Maine Licensed Professional Engineer, Certified Indoor Air Quality Professional, and Certified Energy Manager. He is a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), the Building Commissioning Association (BCA), the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), and Member of the Maine Indoor Air Quality Council (MIAQC). Kris is a frequent speaker at conferences on the subjects of indoor air quality, HVAC, building forensics & science, and retro-commissioning. He is also a Volunteer Firefighter.
Dr. David Krause
Practical Building Recommendations to Reduce Virus TransmissionPrepared by Kristofer G. Anderson, P.E., Bath, ME