Description

What practical interventions can office owners implement to improve health and wellbeing? Can these be quantified as part of the decision-making process? These are some of the questions that the biophilic design project will seek to answer.

The biophilic design concept stems from bringing trees and green space into urban areas and using natural elements in interiors. This has been demonstrated to add numerous benefits to mental and physical wellbeing, as well as cognitive function with studies showing an increase in reported levels of wellbeing, productivity, creativity and a reduction in absenteeism.

The project will see BRE refurbish an existing office building at its headquarters in Watford, in collaboration with Oliver Heath Design and a number of manufacturers and industry partners, to create a fully operational office that will enable occupants to be monitored whilst they work. It will become a prototype to change practice in the fit-out and real estate sectors to help them make more informed choices around health and wellbeing.

This webinar will illustrate the concept and main techniques that are being used in this exciting research project.

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Course Author(s)

Dr Ed Suttie

BRE Research Director

Dr Ed Suttie is the Research Director in the Centre for Sustainable Products at BRE. The team deliver consultancy and research programmes on material and product sustainability for clients from retail, manufacturing, construction, real estate and government. Ed is involved in research into the health and wellbeing qualities of materials used in the fit out of offices, schools and healthcare buildings. He is the BRE lead for a pioneering office refurbishment study deploying biophilic design that will generate evidence of occupant benefits of a human-centred workplace. He has published widely in the field of construction products including service life and sustainability.

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