research seminar:Intersections of Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy, and Policy

10/19/20, 12:00PM

  • Monday, October 19, 2020

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Dr. Erica Cochran Hameen

Assistant Professor

Carnegie Mellon University

As Co-Director of the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD) at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), Dr. Erica Cochran Hameen has led research focused on the use of occupant feedback to improve comfort, decision analysis, high performance design analysis and technological systems including advanced sensing technology to improve building systems, Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ) and organizational flexibility and performance of buildings. The seminar will highlight research on energy efficiency, occupant comfort, and occupant productivity and review innovative quantitative and qualitative tools and methods that have been utilized in these research projects. The session will also highlight the multiple social, health, economic, and environmental benefits these research findings have provided for individuals, households, organizations, and communities both nationally and globally.

The CBPD at CMU engages in research stemmed in collaborative and interdisciplinary methods and frameworks, to push forward the case for sustainability of the built environment. Over the years, the CBPD has added tremendous value to the practice of Architecture, Sustainable Design, Public Policy and occupant health and well-being.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Erica Cochran Hameen is an architectural designer and Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) where she serves as Co-Director of the Center for Building Performance and Diagnostics (CBPD), Track Chair of the Doctor of Professional Practice program, and the Architecture, Engineering & Construction Management (AECM) PhD program. Her architectural experience includes over 50 educational, media and broadcast, residential, community, and transportation facilities. She holds multiple honors including the Pittsburgh Courier Women of Excellence Award, and an AIA award for Diversity Recognition for the UDream program at CMU. Erica holds a B.Arch from Virginia Tech, a MS in Sustainable Design and a Ph.D. in Building Performance & Diagnostics from CMU. She leads research projects focused on improving Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), energy efficiency and energy policy. She serves on the board of directors for the Green Building Alliance and is a Trustee for the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.