A live office refurbishment will provide environmental and human data as evidence for positive health and wellbeing impacts on office occupants
Constructing Excellence is a dissemination partner on The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants.
The project centres on a 650m2 1980s office building on the BRE campus in Watford, which will be refurbished according to biophilic design principles.
BRE are partnering with designer Oliver Heath, who will lead on the design element of the refurbished building.
This comprehensive and long-term study is unique in terms of scale and data capture. It will provide a firm foundation for guidance and adoption of measures in the facilities management and refurbishment sectors to promote health and wellbeing in offices.
A design strategy will be developed including tiers of interventions in zones within the office. The products used will also undergo laboratory evaluation to establish whether a health and wellbeing potential can be quantified at product level.
More information on the project can be found at www.bregroup.com/biophilic
Constructing Excellence will be involved with a number of activities throughout the project. Please contact [email protected] if you want to be kept informed.