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IAQ Radio: Keeping Our Buildings and Homes a Safe Oasis

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With heat extremes, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, train derailments, ozone action days, and other atypical environmental hazards becoming more frequent, it’s important that our buildings be prepared to provide a safe oasis.

Title slide for YouTube video: Making our homes a safe oasis with Jie Zhao, PhD

IAQ welcomes back Jie Zhao, PhD – Head of Delos Labs and VP at Delos, for a show on keeping our buildings and homes a safe oasis. With heat extremes, wildfires, hurricanes, heavy rains, train derailments, ozone action days, and other atypical environmental hazards becoming more frequent, it’s important that our buildings be prepared to provide a safe oasis.

Dr. Zhao is the Head of Delos Labs and an Executive Vice President at Delos. Delos is a wellness, real estate, and technology company headquartered in New York City. As the creator of the WELL Building Standard, Delos develops products, programs, and solutions that transform our environments into vehicles for health, well-being, performance, and resilience. Jie leads the research team to support product innovations and market strategies. He is also a lecturer in the Weitzman School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. His research focuses on Human-building Interactions, including total building performance, occupant behavior in buildings, sensing and controls in buildings, health, comfort, and productivity of building occupants, as well as building energy efficiency and sustainability. Jie received his PhD in Building Performance and Diagnostics from Carnegie Mellon University.

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