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Elementa Consulting's Green Sky Thinking breakfast event - The New Fitwel S...
Tue 16 May 2017, 08:00 – 09:30 BST
The New Fitwel Standard - A Journey Shared
In March 2017 Elementa Consulting’s London Office became Europe’s first Fitwel Certified workplace. Fitwel is an evidence-based third-party rating system for buildings developed and tested by experts in public health and design over a five year process. It focuses on occupant health and productivity through targeted improvements to workplace design and operational policies. In this session Edward Garrod, Elementa Consulting’s Head of Sustainability and Europe’s first Fitwel Ambassador, and Marco Treglia share Elementa’s experience with Fitwel and a range cost-effective wellbeing strategies that can be applied to any office. There will also be the opportunity to take a tour around Elementa’s London Office where applied strategies will be explained further.
EDWARD GARROD MBA, MPHIL, MA(CANTAB), DIPARCH, LEED AP BD+C, FITWEL AMBASSADOR
Principal at Elementa Consulting
Edward Garrod joined Elementa Consulting, a leading ‘Deep Green Engineering’ practice, as Head of Sustainability in March of 2014. He is a high profile advocate of health and wellbeing in buildings in the UK, speaking at industry and academic conferences and providing pro bono training to over 1,000 built environment professionals in the UK over the past 2 years.
In December 2016 he became the first Fitwel Ambassador in Europe and was responsible for achieving the first Fitwel Certified workplace in Europe in Elementa’s London office. His team are leading WELL Building Standard feasibility studies for several major projects in the UK and overseas, develop ‘WELL-Ready’ specifications for developers, and undertake ‘Health Checks’ for existing workspaces to develop strategies to enhance health and wellbeing.
He is an advisor to the newly launched MSc in Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings at University College London.