Meet Our Speakers
BBA, Building Biologist (BBNC), Principal, Erth Homes
Founder and CEO Delos, Founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)
President Delos Canada
Day 2 Panel Discussion: A Healthy Home Shouldn’t Be An Upgrade. Every Home Needs To Be A Healthy Home!
Six years ago I started investigating health impacts from indoor contaminants. I wanted to understand why my daughter had asthma, why a close friend of mine passed away from lung cancer but never smoked, and why people I knew were getting ill more often than others. My journey led me to discover there was a science that focussed on how the built environment and nature impact our health and well-being. This is the science of Building Biology. I am now a Certified Building Biologist joining about 1,000 others in North America, and possibly ten times that in Europe where it originated in the ‘60s.
Our homes, where we spend the majority of our life, is a living organism. It’s filled with microscopic life made up of biological matter as well as particles (think dust) and chemical toxins. Yet most of us know so little about the air we breathe in our homes and the impact it has on our brain, our emotional state, our lungs and our general well-being. I hope in today’s presentation and discussion to make you aware of the key environmental factors that impact us the most. My goal is to turn that awareness into actions that can create healthier living spaces.
Andrew Guido has followed his passions most of his adult life which have included fitness, food and now wellness real estate. He brings a multidisciplinary approach to homebuilding. With a diversified business career spanning over 30 years that includes leadership and operating positions in the food, communications, consulting, construction and land development industries. He has helped shape the business strategy for some of Canada’s largest companies and has a knack for seeing what’s around the corner… the creation of ERTH.
Andrew has a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree from the Schulich School of Business from York University in Toronto, Ontario and is a Certified Building Biologist from the Building Biology Institute in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When he is not busy working, Andrew can be found baking organic artisanal breads made with natural leaven. He is still trying to figure out how to use his outdoor wood burning pizza oven. For more details visit: https://erth.com/
After 18 years on Wall Street, including 10 at Goldman Sachs as a Partner, Paul Scialla’s interest in sustainability and altruistic capitalism led him to found Delos, which is merging the world’s largest asset class – real estate – with the world’s fastest growing industry – wellness. Since the company’s inception, Paul has become a leading voice in the wellness and sustainability movements, serving as a keynote speaker at prominent green building, real estate, and technology forums and conferences around the world.
Paul is also the Founder of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), which administers the WELL Building Standard® globally to improve human health and wellbeing through the built environment, a member of the Board of Directors for the Chopra Foundation, and a founding board member of the JUST Capital Foundation. Paul graduated from New York University with a degree in finance, and he currently resides in New York City.
As the President of Delos Canada, Brandon is leading the expansion of Delos and the International Well Building Institute (IWBI) into the Canadian marketplace. Brandon works closely with leading Canadian organizations, Real Estate Owners / Developers, and Public Sector entities to help improve human health and wellbeing throughout the built environment.
Prior to becoming President of Delos Canada, Brandon was a Senior Vice President at Greybrook Realty Partners, a private equity firm with a portfolio of over $17 billion in projected in residential real estate value, and numerous investments in revolutionary healthcare businesses. At Greybrook Realty Partners, Brandon was responsible for business development, managing their Private Capital markets team and actively supported senior management in organizing acquisitions and facilitating other business transactions.
Prior to his career in real estate private equity, Brandon completed a 10-year professional hockey career playing for the Dallas Stars, St. Louis Blues, Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes. Brandon, a Type 1 Diabetic has long been involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and has worked closely with many local chapters and their respective boards.
Brandon holds a Bachelor of Science in business degree with a concentration in finance from the University of Phoenix.