Monthly Archives June 2015

Design for Wellbeing – Optimising Outcomes for Occupants

The future of the built environment lies on the wellbeing of the people who occupy them. This target for business growth will assure a sustainable future, as the aims of the built environment should be to support the objectives of the communities it serves. We expand and support this statement in this post and look forward to your feedback.

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Feeling Good 2: The Science and Economics of Wellbeing in Interiors

The Feeling Good series examines how a growing body of scientific research can add value to the interiors industry, promote human wellbeing and have a positive effect on the client’s finances.

Evidence Based Design (EBD), now well accepted in healthcare architecture, analyses how a well conceived physical environment can promote wellbeing. Every party within the interiors industry has an opportunity now to implement this research and provide long term benefits for the end-users. By applying EBD to places of work, schools and homes, the industry has the chance to increase and sustain wellbeing for all.

 

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Interview with Elina at Portfolio FM conference in Budapest

What is SKA rating and what does ‘SKA’ stand for?
SKA rating is a name, not an abbreviation. It is short for Skansen, a fit-out company which initially funded the first pilots with Faber Maunsell at the time and the RICS was doing the research to support the project. They invested a lot just to develop the initial philosophy, which they called SKA.

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