SM02: Putting People First, Designs for Human Health
New tools in both healthcare and building monitoring have revealed remarkable, startling and powerful connections between occupant health and the indoor environment. These findings have created both an opportunity and responsibility for building professionals to understand these connections. We have learned that Indoor air management and building designs can contribute to improved patient healing, decreased antibiotic resistance, fewer employee and student sick-days, and better productivity, learning and energy in all of us!
Understanding the powerful influence of indoor air on humans is not just theoretically interesting; it has become an urgent topic for all of us. For those unsure of the “return-on-investment” for buildings that support occupant health, financial data will also be presented. Get ready to be totally amazed by the power of properly managed indoor air and learn actionable steps to improve your own health, productivity and learning.
Participants will understand the cost-benefit of healthy and productive humans and learn about new tools and studies that have revolutionized our knowledge about the connection between human health, IAQ and surface materials.
BOOK NOW – Cost $25.00 – Tuesday 19th May, 2020 @ 10.30am
Presenter: Dr Stephanie Taylor, MD, M Arch, CEO, Primary Care Fellow, Taylor Healthcare Consulting, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Stephanie Taylor graduated from Harvard Medical School 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 convinced that the hospital-built environment had 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 Masters’ degree in Architecture.
Dr. Taylor now investigates how indoor air, surface materials and building construction affect occupant health. Her approach is to use health data to determine which aspects of the indoor environment support or harm human health. She has published in Nature, Science and other peer reviewed journals, is a Distinguished Lecturer for ASHRAE, and a regular contributor to Engineered Systems magazine. She is on ASHRAE Environmental Health Committee and the Multi-Task Group.
Note: The seminar program may be subject to change. If you have registered for this seminar any topic, presenter, timetable or price changes will be communicated as soon as possible prior to the event.