CLEAN 2020
Virtual Summit

Bridging the gap between proven scientific process & real-world application for healthy congregation

Stage 1: August 5, 2020 - 9AM EST
Stage 2: August 13, 2020 - 9AM EST
Stage 3: August 25, 2020 - 9AM EST

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About CLEAN 2020

The purpose of this Summit is to bring together thought leaders from business, policy, standards development, science and engineering to better understand current knowledge and identify opportunities to work together to control viral transmission in the built environment.

The Summit will assess current challenges and pain points felt by industries from around the globe working to reopen their doors to customers andinspire innovative solutions to meet these challenges. Research, knowledge and standards development activities across environmental microbiology, building science and engineering, transmission and social sciences poised will be discussed.

Summit Goals

Our Multi-Staged Approach

Our Summit will unfold over multiple days in order to foster in-depth discussion and grow understanding the science, economic and social impact of the complex interactions of viral transmission in the built environment. 

Complex problems with complex solutions take time to understand and we want to end the Summit with near-term and long-term recommendations for how we can work together to solve the challenges we identify in day one. 

August 5, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Issues and Challenges to Reopening with Confidence

• Assess the pain points and challenges faced by a range of industry sectors as they work to reduce transmission and public health risk from COVID

• Identify current best practices, policies and procedures for reducing risk and minimizing exposure

• Start to identify opportunities for collaboration across industry, government and academic stakeholders to rapidly address identified needs and capability gaps

Welcome Remarks

Jayne Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Research & Economic Development, Montana State University

Ken Martinez, Senior Scientist, HWC, former CDC NIOSH

Welcome Remarks

Paula Olsiewski, Program Director, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation


Economic impacts of COVID-19

William Adams, Chief Economist, PNC

Discussion Panel Commercial Industry Panel: What keeps you up at night?

Understanding Corporate Pain Points and Lessons-learned from COVID-19 reopening

Robert Bahl, Vice President of Engineering & Facilities, Global Americas, Marriott Hotels

Jon Links, Chief Risk Officer, Johns Hopkins University

Derek Kirk, Director of Community Engagement & Advocacy, Visit SLO CAL

Hugh Darley, President, IDEA Inc.

Stefanie Sample, President, MTB Management, Insight Studio, Pailor

Discussion Panel Cleaning and Sanitation Association Best Practices: What is working now and where are the knowledge gaps?

Understanding current best practices and lessons-learned from COVID-19 reopening, current state of efforts, near-term and long-term strategies and remaining technical challenges including workforce and consumer guidance needs.

Sara Duginski Director of Certification & Standards, International Kitchen Exhaust and Cleaning Association, (IKECA)

Jim Roberts, Vice Chair, International Kitchen Exhaust and Cleaning Association (IKECA) Board

John Laportaire, Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA)

Brandon Burton, VP Technical Application, IICRC/RIA/AIHA COVID-19 Joint Task Force

John Dony, Director of the Campbell Institute, US National Safety Council

Presentations Current State and Next-steps for Guidance and Standards

Articulate the landscape (standards, guidance and regulatory interface), current state of efforts, near-term and long-term strategies and remaining technical challenges including workforce and consumer guidance needs.

Lisa Ng, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Bill Bahnfleth, Chair, ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force

Justine Parker, American Industrial Hygiene Association

Amanda Benedict, Director of Standards, Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI)

Don Weekes, American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienist (ACGIH)

Greg Sayles, Director, Center for Environmental Solutions and Emergency Response, Office of Research and Development, US Environmental Protection Agency

Discussion Panel Innovations and Emerging Best Practices

What are some of the lessons learned from working to minimize risk and manage the impacts of COVID-19? How have businesses been creative in managing the impacts, risks and opportunities? What are emerging best practices and recommendations for operating in a world with COVID-19.

Gregg Loughman, Founder, Athru Consulting

Kristen Omberg Technical Group Manager, Chemical & Biological Signatures Science and Bill Richmond, Chief Operating Office, National Security Directorate, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, PNNL

Monica Schoch-Spana, Senior Scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Paul Medeiros, Checked by NSF, NSF International

Closing Remarks

Jayne Morrow, Assistant Vice President, Research & Economic Development, Montana State University

August 13, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Science and Technology Solutions, Gaps and Research Needs

• Assess the state of the science for COVID transmission reduction in the built environment

• Share existing standards and guidance activities across the landscape

• Discuss best practices, data-driven solutions and innovative technologies to help people feel confident and safe in the places where they choose to congregate

• Identify opportunities to transition research into practice to recover from biological contamination and safely return to routine activities


Fate and persistence Characteristics of SARS-CoV2

Matthew Moe, Program Director, DHS NBACC

Presentations Strategies and Lessons-learned Building Operations

What are the current best practices for building HVAC design and operations to provide a reduction in transmission and/or infection control? Looking across available standards and guidance what are the challenges in implementing the guidance? What technologies and procedures are available and what is the efficacy of disinfection of air handling systems? What are the current best practices in movement of people to reduce transmission and improve the benefits of properly functioning engineering controls?

Joe Allen, Harvard

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg, University of Oregon

Jelena Srebric, University of Maryland

Zheng O'Neill, Tam U, and Jin Wen, Drexel

Presentations Aerosolization, Exposure and Risk Reduction

What role do aerosols play in transmission of COVID-19? How do aerosols persist in the built environment? How can they be reduced/controlled? Are there novel technologies for measuring, assessing and monitoring aerosols that would be of value to COVID-19 response? What is the state of the science for understanding and reducing aerosolization and airborne transmission the virus? What guidance is available for reducing aerosol transmission and how can it be amended/facilitated in support of the COVID-19 response?

Ken Mead, Expedient Isolation Research, NIOSH

Don Milton, University of Maryland

Lisa Brosseau

Presentations Environmental Microbiology – fate and transport considerations

Beyond the aerosol transmission discussion, what is the state of the science for fate and persistence of SARS-CoV2 in environmental systems? What is known about fomite transfer? Water system and wastewater system persistence? What are the leading research questions? What guidance is available for implementation now and what needs to be developed to support communities as they respond to COVID-19?

Linsey Marr, Virginia Tech

Presentations Decontamination - innovative approaches and chemistry impacts on creating clean and healthy spaces

What are the current recommendations and guidance for decontamination of SARS-CoV2 in complex environments in built systems? What including novel approaches and innovative methods are being developed to support the COVID-19 response? What are efforts are underway to assess decontamination approaches? What research questions remain to guide use and efficacy?

Tajah Blackburn, EPA Office of Pesticides Programs

Syed Sattar

Tony Buhr

Shelly Miller

Presentations Biological surveillance in the built environment – what can we achieve and where do we need innovation?

Biosurveillance is the process of gathering, integrating, interpreting, and communicating essential information related to all-hazards threats or disease activity affecting human, animal, or plant health to achieve early detection and warning, contribute to overall situational awareness of the health aspects of an incident, and to enable better decision-making at all levels. Current data streams for COVID-19 include public health laboratory testing, public health tracing, rapid detection, and system including wastewater surveillance. What are the critical innovations, current needs and research questions for enhanced situational awareness and confidence in reopening?

Tonya Nichols, EPA

August 25, 2020
Schedule Subject to Change
All Times Eastern

Lessons-learned in Managing Risk and Tools & Strategies for Confident Operations

• Understand current approaches to risk management and mitigation strategies

• Provide foundational knowledge on risk reduction

• Share insights from social and behavioral sciences for effective measures of transmission reduction

• Define efforts to establish cleaning requirements based on acceptable risk levels

Steering Committee

Speaker 1

Aaron Packman

Speaker 2

Ajay Menon

Speaker 3

Andrew Persily

Speaker 4

Boris Lushniak

Speaker 4

Bryon Marsh

Speaker 5

Darla Goeres

Speaker 6

Delphine Farmer

Speaker 1

Ginger Chew

Speaker 1

Jade Mitchell

Speaker 1

Jayne Morrow

Speaker 1

Jennifer D. Roberts

Speaker 1

John Koerner

Speaker 1

John Spengler

Speaker 1

Justine Parker

Speaker 1

Kenneth Martinez

Speaker 1

Kevin Van Den Wymelenberg

Speaker 1

Matthew Fields

Speaker 1

Meghan Suter

Speaker 1

Monica Schoch-Spana

Speaker 1

Lisa Ng

Speaker 1

Paula Olsiewski

Speaker 1

Ramon Sanchez

Speaker 1

Shawn Ryan

Speaker 1

Tod Companion

Speaker 1

Travis McLing

Speaker 1

William Bahnfleth






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