The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we live, work and play, bringing the health and safety of buildings to the forefront of our minds.Although we've long known about the connections between the built environment and human health, the pandemic has rapidly transformed our needs regarding building health and will have lasting impacts on the ways that we design, operate, and utilize offices and workplaces around the globe.
As a principal at TLC, Brian Lomel’s 30 plus years of consulting engineering practice have been established in engineering/design, master planning, and construction administration for MEP systems, in all building types. The PEAK Institute is the Research & Development unit of TLC Engineering, advocating for high performance building design. With a track record of innovative, award winning projects, the PEAK Institute is the tip of the spear at TLC Engineering on projects that are sustainable, health-centric and technologically advanced. For shaping the sustainability of over 125 projects, relentless advocacy, and presenting hundreds of lectures on sustainability at the international, national, and local levels, the USGBC has recognized Brian as a LEED Fellow. Several of the projects Brian has contributed to have been either certified LEED Platinum, Net Zero, and/or been too unique to be defined by certification. Some noteworthy projects include the 701 Brickell Office Tower, which won the first ever National USGBC “Best EB: O&M” Project award, the first certified LEED Gold Hospital in South America, and a Net Zero Design for a City Hall in South Florida’s hurricane alley. Brian was one of the first 1,000 people globally to achieve WELL AP accreditation. Since then, he has been working on projects that are both sustainable and create healthy environments for the occupants, including several projects seeking WELL certification. Brian is a frequent presenter on the topic of engineering better air, water and light quality. Brian served for several years as the co-chair of ULI South Florida’s Building Healthy Places Committee.