Organization: Cincinnati 2030 District, an initiative of Green Umbrella
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Strategies from the WELL Building Standard to Support in the Fight Against COVID-19
Please join the Cincinnati 2030 District and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) for a deep dive into evidence-based strategies and solutions that can help your organization respond to COVID-19 and prepare for a safer, healthier, and more resilient future. In this discussion, we will explore strategies spanning building design, maintenance, and operations, as well as HR policies.
In her role with IWBI, Dr. Angela Loder is responsible for identifying, directing, and managing evidenced-based research that supports the WELL Building Standard. As a research scientist, strategic planner, and educator, Dr. Loder brings over a decade of experience in interdisciplinary research and partnerships around occupant health, well-being, and the built and natural environment. Prior to joining IWBI, Dr. Loder ran her own consulting firm, working with municipal, regional, and federal governments on urban planning, sustainability, and health. Projects included community outreach on values around the urban forest for Boulder Urban Forestry; writing and implementing a $1.6 million dollar state-funded Active Living and Healthy Eating grant for Jefferson County, CO; and a federal interdisciplinary project linking energy conservation, occupant comfort, and behavior. Her doctoral research looked at the impact that visual and physical access to a green roof in Chicago and Toronto had on office workers’ concentration, stress, and creativity, and was the first large-scale multi-method study on the health impacts of green roofs. Dr. Loder is Adjunct Faculty at the University of Denver, and has been a core member of the Health in Buildings Roundtable (HiBR) with the NIH since 2009. She is a Canada-US Fulbright Scholar, a board member of the Institute for the Built Environment at Colorado State University, adjunct faculty at Denver University, and part of the first cohort of WELL Faculty and a WELL AP. Dr. Loder has presented her research at numerous international conference and published in academic and popular media. Her book “Small-Scale Urban Greening: Creating Places of Health, Creativity, and Ecological Sustainability” will be published with Routledge. She holds a collaborative PhD from the University of Toronto in Health Geography and Centre for the Environment.
Dominic Ramos Ruiz is a Senior Policy Consultant to the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), where he supports relationships with local, state, and federal agencies as well as NGO's and non-profit organizations to incentivize healthy building practices and integrate health and wellness standards into public policy, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and environment, social, governance (ESG) frameworks.
Dominic has a cross-disciplinary background encompassing urban planning, real estate development, technology and environmental sustainability. Prior to IWBI, Dominic worked for New York-based Weitzman Associates, where he advised institutional investor and developer clients on project feasibility and marketability, and for Lane4 Property Group where he was involved in the development, construction, and management of multiple mixed-use development and lifestyle center projects. Earlier in his career, he worked as a fellow with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, providing research assistance to regional counsel for real estate, zoning, and land-use litigation.
Dominic is a graduate of Kansas State University, where he earned a master’s degree in regional and community planning. Dominic sits on the Public Theater’s Young Partner Board and the Urban Land Institute's Public-Private Partnerships Council. He co-chairs ULI New York's YLG Programming Committee as well as the Municipal Art Society's Urbanist Leadership Council. He is also a member of the MoMA Contemporary Arts Council, ACE Mentor of Greater New York, Met Museum Stieglitz Society, and London's Conduit Club.