The Healthy Buildings Summit (HBS) is focused on bringing together researchers and practitioners together and working to improve how we investigate, remediate and maintain the indoor environment. The theme for HBS 2019 is Practice to Research; Flipping the Paradigm. The speakers and topics have been chosen to ensure attendees learn how to incorporate the most current research and trends into their IEQ, remediation and restoration projects. Our goal is to help ensure that our industry is using techniques, equipment and standards that are science based.

The Healthy Building Summit brings together indoor environmental professionals, cleaning and restoration professionals, building owners and managers, building scientists, home inspectors and home performance professionals for 3 days of presentations, panel discussions and research projects. This is a must attend event and unique opportunity for networking and building lasting relationships in an intimate and relaxing location. We’ll also continue our tradition of conducting and reporting on research during the conference.

Pre-Conference Sessions

For 2019 we have expanded our panels and added pre-conference sessions on:

  • Particle Counting for IEP’s & Remediators (Grillo)
  • EMF Inspection Hands-on (La Duca)
  • Assessing Indoor Environments for Mold (Spurgeon)
  • Advanced Remediation Techniques (Hunt, Mason, Hughes)

Keynote Speakers

Karen C. Dannemiller, PhD graduated with honors in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering from Brown University and earned her PhD at Yale University in Chemical and Environmental Engineering. During this time she completed an internship at the California Department of Public Health in the Indoor Air Quality Program. She also completed a Microbiology of the Built Environment postdoctoral fellowship. Her work improved our understanding of human exposures linked to childhood asthma development and severity. Dr. Dannemiller is currently an Assistant Professor at Ohio State University and her current research is on microbial activity in house dust and health outcomes associated with early-life exposures to fungi.

Todd Usher is an instructor and graduate student at Clemson University. He teaches Environmental Systems (HVAC, plumbing) and Sustainability in the

Construction Science and Management Department while pursuing a PhD in Planning,

Design, and the Built Environment within the College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities.

Todd is all about the big picture, growing Addison Homes into the leading Greenville SC builder of Healthy, HighPerformance Homes. The first builder in the United States to earn the National Association of Home Builders’ Master Certified Green Professional designation, Todd holds a variety of industry credentials including EarthCraft House™ Technical Advisor, Energy Star® home energy rater, LEED® Accredited Professional, LEED for Homes® Green Rater, National Green Building Program™ Accredited Verifier for the NAHB Research Center, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Graduate Master Builder and South Carolina Certified Master Builder.


We’ve also added additional panels this year:

IAQ/Mold – State of Practice & Research Needs

  • Karen Dannemiller, PhD, Alice Delia, PhD, Joe Spurgeon, PhD, Mike McGuinness, CIH

Restoration – State of Practice & Research Needs

  • Ralph Moon, PhD, John Downey, Cliff Zlotnik, Felicia Cianciarulo, PhD

Home Performance – State of Practice & Research Needs

  • Todd Usher, Linda Wigington, Joe Medosch, Nate Adams

Inspection & Remediation for Sensitized People

  • Joe Spurgeon, PhD, Carl Grimes, Martine Davis, Dave Mason

HBS 2019 is a presentation of the IAQ Training Institute and IAQ Radio+. LEARN MORE @ and