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Nicholas Houchois

CEO, Hearth Labs

Nicholas Houchois is the CEO of Hearth Labs, a VC-backed climatetech company working to decarbonize real estate. Hearth Labs develops Q Sense, a thermal-LiDAR sensor used to improve energy efficiency and occupant thermal comfort in the built environment. Q Sense generates detailed thermal digital twins in minutes, accurately models heat transfer, uncovers opportunities to improve building performance and designs effective retrofit projects. Previously, he was a researcher in the Andlinger Center for Energy & the Environment at Princeton University. His academic work focused on advanced sensors for characterizing thermal performance in the built environment.