Buildings to make us feel good and live well
Buildings can have a huge impact on how we live our lives and our effectiveness at work
A recent World Green Building Council report looking in to Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices found overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.
The seminar will address all these issues, look at recent changes in government policy and explore one approach developed to create buildings that make us feel good and live well.
Part of #HealthCityWeek #HealthyBristol
Proposed Timings (subject to change)
Refreshments from 7.30, 8a.m. start
Introductions and scene setting by Geraldine Buckland, Head of People, Health & Safety, Bristol Water, Chair for the session
How the work place environment impact on business performance
Dr Phil Hampshire, Buro Happold, Bath
Phil is passionate about people-centred integrated design and delivering projects that improve health, wellbeing and productivity. His work with UK Green Building Council in defining design standards for improving the health, wellbeing and productivity of work environments informs this presentation.
Buro Happold is an internationally renowned engineering consultancy with HQ in Bath.
Health and wellbeing is now at the heart of the new Sport England strategy Towards an Active Nation: it more about wellbeing than medals.
Lisa Wood of WESPORT outlines what this could mean for your workplace and leads on their healthy workplace initiative. Lisa will outline how Towards an Active Nation that redefines what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes including physical and mental wellbeing and economic development and how that can contribute to the workplace wellbeing.
Wesport is the Country Sports Partnership for the West of England with a mission to inspire people through participation in sport and physical activity.
Multi-comfort: is this the way forward to optimise the workplace
Mark Allen, Technical Director, Saint-Gobain
Mark is project lead for the Saint-Gobain Multi Comfort initiative that calls for building designs to surpass existing building regulations, incorporating the energy-efficiency and thermal-comfort standards set by PassivHaus and introducing new standards in audio, indoor-air and visual comfort. The aim is to design buildings to help make us feel good and live well.
Saint-Gobain is an international building products and services provider operating across all continents.
Discussion and questions
Close by Chair TBC
End 9.30am but with optional building tour
Tour of Bristol Water HQ refurbishment
Jeremy Pilling, director at gcp Chartered Architects was design lead for the refurbishment project and will take a guided tour of the transformed on the refurbishment project will outline the main challenges but also the benefits for the client of refurbishing the building.