In the past few years Grigoriou Interiors has been part of a concerted effort amongst sustainability professionals to present and define ways in which we, as designers, can inform our decisions in the office environment. How do we go about quantifying and presenting a business case for promoting wellbeing of occupants in office environments? What aspects of design should we be aware of? How do they affect our productivity and happiness at work? These questions have long posed a challenge in our field of design consultancy.
Wellbeing is gaining momentum and slowly but surely entering into conversations around business and property. Privately, people value and recognise it but it has not yet translated into business and value decision making. The Feeling Good Foundation – a not-for profit organisation set up to discover, develop and mainstream knowledge about what enhances health and wellbeing in the built environment – recognises wellbeing as a core metric in our lives. We know it matters but does the property industry recognise it? Do agents, developers or investors believe that wellbeing has a role in the design, marketing or management of property assets?
We are pleased to announce that the RICS Ska Rating Product Compliant Label certification has arrived. Grigoriou Interiors have been appointed and approved by RICS to develop and manage the labeling system, the application process, to undertake compliance reviews and issue the label.
The WorldGBC via the UKGBC invited Grigoriou Interiors to contribute to the "Health, wellbeing and productivity in office buildings: Measuring impact and sharing best practice" project amongst other expert professionals, from institutes, companies and academia from around the world.
Principles of wellbeing were integrated in our design of the newly launched Huckletree in Clerkenwell, London - a sustainable shared workspace for creative entrepreneurs. The space is designed with productivity and creativity in mind, enabling its members to reach a higher sense of wellbeing while at work. Our design, colours, layout and artwork have been carefully considered according to our expert knowledge and collaboration with environmental psychologists. For further information on the collaboration and the process, you can read both the Designer’s and the Environmental Psychologist’s points...
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