A Conversation with Healthy Homes Experts Kevin Kennedy, Joe Medosch, and Larry Zarker

Homeowners are asking for healthier homes. They’re buying the latest technologies in indoor air quality (IAQ) improvements. But YOU go into these homes every day–and you have an opportunity to flex your expertise and gain homeowners’ trust on this important issue. How can you bring more value to your customers and address the real, underlying causes of poor indoor air quality?

In this webinar, join Pearl and three prominent healthy homes experts to learn how you can support your customers’ journeys to healthier homes, starting today.

This special event was hosted live on June 23, 2020 – but you can still view the entire webinar video and presentation slides below. You can also watch and learn more about all of the past and future webinars in Pearl’s educational webinar series.

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About Our Sponsor: BPA

The Building Performance Association is a membership-driven 501(c)6 industry association dedicated to advancing the home and building performance industry. Built upon three decades of experience, the Association is well-positioned to provide industry support through key areas including advocacy, education, programs, networking, publications, and community. We represent almost 10,000 members who work to deliver improved energy efficiency, health, safety, and environmental performance to people in their homes across the United States and Canada.

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About the Presenters:

Kevin Kennedy – Children’s Mercy Kansas City

Kevin Kennedy, MPH, CIEC. Mr. Kennedy is the Program Director of the Environmental Health Program at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. He is an Environmental Hygienist and Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the field. Mr. Kennedy teaches courses in healthy home principles, environmental health assessment and investigations, environmental measurement and sampling, and building science.

The Children’s Mercy Environmental Health Program has performed over 1400 home environmental assessments providing patient families with resources to assist them in reducing indoor environmental exposure to children. They do research on indoor environmental health issues focusing on home intervention exposure assessment, and more recently on geospatial analysis of housing conditions, health disparities and social determinants of health.

Joe Medosch – Hayward Score

Joe Medosch {med-osh} – 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 20+ years and has been a Comfort Consultant /Trainer for over 10+ years providing solutions on Healthy/Energy Efficient Home Performance.

Hayward Score is a FREE assessment of the conditions in your home – that can impact health. We provide personalized solutions to make your home healthy. www.HAYWARDSCORE.com/tool

Larry Zarker – Building Performance Institute

Larry Zarker is the CEO of the Building Performance Institute, the professional standards setting and credentialing organization for both the weatherization and home performance contracting industries.  He oversees BPI’s national network of over 1o,000 certified professionals and BPI GoldStar contracting companies.  He was instrumental in moving BPI toward the new Healthy Home Evaluator certification and the new Healthy Housing Principles reference guide and certificate of knowledge.  He regularly delivers talks on the various ways that conditions in homes can negatively impact the health of its occupants Prior to BPI, he worked for nearly twenty years with the NAHB Research Center and was the Vice President of Marketing for over a decade, serving both the new home and remodeling sectors with innovative product development and research.

The Building Performance Institute is the workforce credentialing arm of the home performance industry.  BPI sets standards for evaluating and upgrading the comfort, health and safety of homes and certifies technicians to ensure quality workmanship. www.bpi.org

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