Carnegie Mellon University
Vivian Loftness is Paul Mellon Chair and University Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and former Head of the Carnegie Mellon School of Architecture. She is an internationally renowned researcher, author, and educator with over forty years of experience in building science research for industry and government. In addition to editing the 2013 and 2020 Springer Encyclopedia on Sustainable Built Environments, she has authored books, research reports, and chapters on climate and regionalism in architecture, environmental design and sustainability, advanced building systems integration, and design for performance in the workplace of the future to enhance productivity, health, and the triple bottom line.
All Sessions by Vivian Loftness
Indoor Environmental Quality
While the Covid pandemic certainly shined a bright light on the importance of healthy indoor environments, creating and maintaining indoor environmental quality has a pre-Covid history and a post-Covid challenge. The ROI of health and comfort conditions is expressed in employee recruitment, retention, and productivity. This session will explore the lessons learned from this reinvigorated focus on healthy indoor air and technologies that were deployed during the pandemic and their measured or perceived benefits.