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Healthy Planet. Healthy People.

Commercial & Residential / Evaluation and performance

Healthy City Design 2018

A clear route map towards healthy buildings (HCD 2018 P03)

By Harry Knibb 09 Oct 2018 0

This poster presents real project examples drawn from our experiences using the most popular assessment methodologies – WELL Building Standard and Fitwel.

Abstract

We’re in the midst of a wellness revolution. Supported by a growing body of literature linking mental and physical health to our built environment, economically savvy businesses are taking note. They’ve realised that productivity improvements through a healthy and happy workforce can be many times more valuable than efficiency savings in energy and maintenance expenditure, for example.

The result is a plethora of frameworks, assessment methodologies, and approaches that seek to improve the health and wellbeing credentials of a building. To cut through this evolving and complex wellness landscape, this poster will help participants navigate a clear route map towards a healthy building by addressing key questions such as:

  • What are healthy buildings?
  • What is the business case for healthy buildings?
  • What is the right assessment methodology for me?
  • How to undertake occupant surveys.

This poster presents real project examples drawn from our experiences using the most popular assessment methodologies – WELL Building Standard and Fitwel. We will distil our learning and develop a framework for those interested in upgrading their existing stock, and a framework for those developing new builds.


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