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Vivian Loftness - Carnegie Mellon University. Pittsburgh, PA, US

Vivian Loftness Vivian Loftness

University Professor | Carnegie Mellon University



Vivian Loftness is an internationally renowned researcher, author and educator with over 30 years of focus on environmental design and sustainability, advanced building systems integration, climate and regionalism in architecture, and design for performance in the workplace of the future. Her areas of expertise include: architecture/urbanism and climate change and resilience, architecture/urbanism and energy/carbon, indoor environmental quality, health and productivity, the changing nature of work, and advanced building systems and systems integration for environmental quality and health.

Areas of Expertise (2)



Education (2)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: M.Arch., Architecture

Massachusetts Institute of Technology: B.S., Architecture

Media Appearances (1)

A ‘postcard from the future,’ Oak Park building is one of three in the state to prove it creates as much energy as it uses

Chicago Tribune  


“A net zero building is absolutely where we have to go,” said Vivian Loftness, a professor and co-director of the Center for Building Performance & Diagnostics at Carnegie Mellon University.

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