Webinar (May 13, 2020 @ 3pm): Condair – Dr. Stephanie Taylor – Humidity, Health & IAQ
Humidity, Health & IAQ
Building Interventions that Optimize the Health of Occupants
We are currently living with tremendous uncertainty brought about by a mutated virus of the familiar Coronavirus family. Many unanswered questions about COVID-19 disease transmission, mortality rates and our own immune response have resulted in fear, confusion and a sense of helplessness in many of us. Thankfully, we have a solid foundation of scientific data from studies in microbiology, medicine and the indoor environment that can guide our management of buildings so that they are true shelters.
Dr. Taylor presented studies on building interventions that optimize the health of human occupants and decrease the threat of microbial pathogens such as COVID-19. Communication between medical and building professionals, such as in this webinar, along with your input will help us fight back and regain our footing. Watch webinar to learn about the power of the indoor environment to keep us safe and healthy.
About Dr. Stephanie Taylor
Dr. Stephanie Taylor graduated from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, and practiced pediatric oncology and did research in cellular growth mechanisms for several decades. Alarmed by the high number of patients acquiring infections during their in-patient treatment, she became concerned that the hospital built-environment might play a role in patient outcomes. Realizing that she knew little about the design and management of buildings and mechanical systems, she returned to school in 2005 to obtain a Master’s degree in Architecture.
Dr. Taylor now works as an international consultant and research leader to better understand how the design and operation of hospitals, offices, schools and all occupied buildings can help people thrive, not merely survive.
She has published in Nature, Science and other peer reviewed journals, is a Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE and a columnist for Engineered Systems magazine. She received the “Women To Watch in the HVAC Industry” award in 2019. She is also a member of the ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee and the newly formed ASHRAE Epidemic Task Group.
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