Feeling Good 3 – The Science and Economics of Wellbeing in Interiors
Friday 15 June, 8.30am – 11.15am
Part 3 in our series on Wellbeing in Interiors brings together engineers, interior designers, quantity Surveyors, architects, academics, manufacturers and healthcare experts to examine how Evidence Based Design (EBD) can add value to the interiors industry, promote human wellbeing and enhance corporate growth.
Evidence Based Design (EBD), now well accepted in healthcare interiors, 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 individuals and organisations. By applying EBD to places of work, education, retail, leisure and homes, the industry has the chance to increase and sustain wellbeing for all.
Many design factors have a calculable impact on interior occupants and ultimately the client’s bottom line. Previously in the series we have heard academics and experts share knowledge on acoustics, colour, materials, ventilation, design for the senses, occupancy surveys, and the value of wellbeing. Job satisfaction, increased productivity, higher occupancy/lower absenteeism can result from applying knowledge that derives from an increasing body of research in this field.
The Feeling Good series looks at all these factors and helps you to apply scientific and financial research to your line of work.
Speakers for part 3 will add to the range of topics discussed and include:
08.30 Introduction by Elina Grigoriou, Grigoriou Interiors
08.40 Biophilia and How it Impacts Occupant Wellbeing
Dr William Bird, MRCGP MBE, Director at Intelligent Health Ltd
09.10 The Impacts of Natural Daylight and Human Circadian Rhythms
Dr John Mardaljevic BSc MPhil PhD, Reader in Daylight Modelling, Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University
09.40 Coffee/Tea Break and Networking
10.00 Art, Health and Wellbeing
Victoria Hume, Arts Manager, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of London Arts in Health Forum
10.30 People, Places, Profit: The Connection Between Occupant and Corporate Wellbeing
Richard Francis, Director of Sustainability at Gardiner & Theobald
11.15 End of event
The Feeling Good 3 talks and discussions will be visually mapped by Karen Smithson of Endless Possibilities, and shared with all attendees following the event.
Registration from 8am
Cost £60.00 + VAT or £25 + VAT for students
The seminar takes part during the London Creativity and Wellbeing Week.
A number of related publications will be available from the Bookshop including The Indoor Environment Handbook: How to Make Buildings Healthy and Comfortable by Philomena M. Bluyssen.
This series will benefit:
v Consultants wanting to obtain scientific evidence to share with clients in support of new design proposals
v Owner/occupiers planning property improvements and looking for robust knowledge on impacts and anticipated returns
v Suppliers/Manufacturers to increase knowledge and apply data to meet industry’s growing demand for products that cater for human wellbeing
v Facility Managers and HR professionals looking to improve efficiency and boost morale
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