Sustainability

How Buildings Can Make Us Happier and Healthier


Workshop Area 02 March 31, 2017 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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Jessica Bennett

The average person spends 90% of their time indoors but do we really understand how this impacts their health and wellbeing.  This workshop will look at how the latest research on health and well being is being translated into the design and construction of today’s buildings.  A rating tool has been developed by the International Well Building Institute called WELL which provides a rigorous framework for benchmarking the health benefits of every aspects of a building and its operations.

  • Hear case studies of commercial projects that have used WELL drive health and well-being outcomes
  • Learn about the 7 concepts that make up the WELL Building standard: air, water, nourishment, light, fitness, comfort and mind
  • Gain an understanding of the certification process, costs and benefit for your next building project
  • Understand the synergies between WELL and other rating tools such as Green Star