As 1 of only 35 University Professors at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), former Head of Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, a Senior Researcher for CMU’s Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics, and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Vivian Loftness has over 30 years of experience in research and practice consulting focused on sustainability in the built environment, building systems integration , and design for health and productivity.
She is not only recognized both nationally and internationally for her research achievements, but is also an accomplished speaker and author. Locally, she serves on the Board of Directors for Green Building Alliance, Phipps Conservatory, and the Ellis School. Nationally, she has served on the board of the U.S. Green Building Council, on the Technical Advisory Group for the Clinton Climate Initiative, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Ms. Loftness has also served on ten National Academy of Science panels, been a member of the Academy’s Board on Infrastructure and the Constructed Environment, and given four congressional testimonies on sustainable design. In 2013, Loftness was recognized as a LEED Fellow, Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, and 1 of 13 Stars of Building Science by the Building Research Establishment in the U.K. She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Masters of Architecture from MIT.