Internationally renowned researcher and sustainability architect Professor Vivian Loftness will speak at the upcoming Green Cities 2015 on 17th March.

Emphasising the importance of good staff health and wellbeing for improved productivity and profitability in any organisation, Professor Loftness of Carnegie Mellon University will explain how green building design and good indoor environment quality can deliver significant improvements to staff health and wellbeing, which in turn can dramatically improve the organisation’s bottom line.

Loftness’ visit is sponsored by the CRC for Low Carbon Living’s Closing the Loop Project, which aims to connect decision makers with the wealth of evidence in support of high performance, sustainable buildings. The Closing the Loop project has participation by industry partners Brookfield Multiplex, HASSELL and AECOM and cites Loftness’ work as a key influence.

Loftness will also meet industry leaders for high level discussions on the way forward for sustainable design and construction in Australia and around the world.

Loftness was on the steering committee for the World Green Building Council’s project on health, wellbeing and productivity in green office buildings.

She will speak at Green Cities 2015 at the Grand Hyatt in Melbourne on 17 March 2015 (11.15am-12:15pm).

Green Cities 2015 is being organised in Melbourne 17-19 March.