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Health and Wellbeing, Introducing the Well Building Standard

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Vicki Lockhart, Arup Group, presentation to our Green Vision seminar series in May 2015 introducing the Well Standard

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Health and Wellbeing, Introducing the Well Building Standard

  1. 1. HEALTH  &   WELLBEING     IN  THE  BUILT   ENVIRONMENT  
  2. 2. TERMINOLOGY  
  3. 3. [1]  AGENDA  &   INDUSTRY   RESPONSE  
  4. 4. TRENDS  AND  RISK  FACTORS  
  5. 5. 131  million  days   were  lost  due  to   sickness  absences  in   the  UK  in  2013,   cosRng  the  economy   an  esRmated  £14bn.   [Sources:  ons.gov.uk  &  CBI  -­‐  Fit  for  purpose:   Absence  and  workplace  health  survey  2013]  
  6. 6. In  a  database  of   34,000  post   occupancy  surveys   about  indoor   environmental   quality  in  215   buildings,  people   were  most   dissaRsfied  with   acousRcs.   [Source:  The  Centre  for  the  Built  Environment,   University  of  California  Berkeley]  
  7. 7. InacRvity  is  now  one   of  the  biggest   threats  to  public   health,  directly   a]ributable  to  9.4%   of  all  deaths   worldwide,  or     3.5  million  people   every  year.       [Source:  The  Lancet.  The  pandemic  of  physical   inacRvity:  global  acRon  for  public  health,  2012]  
  8. 8. Based  on  a  typical   split  of  business   operaRng  costs,   modest  gains  in     staff  health  and   wellbeing  can   deliver  significant   financial  savings.     [Source:  WGBC  report  on  Health,  Wellbeing  and   ProducRvity  in  Offices,  2014]  
  9. 9. WORLD  GREEN  BUILDING  COUNCIL,  SEPT  2014   PART  1  –  Evidence-­‐base  of  physical  office  design   features  that  impact  health  and  wellbeing:   INDOOR  AIR  QUALITY   THERMAL  COMFORT   DAYLIGHTING  &  LIGHTING   BIOPHILIA   NOISE   INTERIOR  LAYOUT   LOOK  &  FEEL   ACTIVE  DESIGN  &  EXERCISE   AMENITIES  &  LOCATION     GLOBAL  (UK-­‐LED)  
  10. 10. WORLD  GREEN  BUILDING  COUNCIL,  SEPT  2014   PART  2  -­‐  Framework  to  measure  impact:       GLOBAL  (UK-­‐LED)  
  11. 11. BUILDING  HEALTHY  PLACES  TOOLKIT,  FEB  2015   URBAN  LAND  INSTITUTE   USA   Builds  on  2013  work  that  defined  Ten  Principles   for  building  healthy  places:  
  12. 12. BUILDING  HEALTHY  PLACES  TOOLKIT,  FEB  2015   URBAN  LAND  INSTITUTE   USA   Latest  toolkit  contains  21  evidence-­‐based  strategies  for  healthy  places:    
  13. 13. PROTOCOLS  FOR  HEALTH  AND  WELLNESS  IN  DESIGN,  2014-­‐2015   AMERICAN  SOCIETY  OF  INTERIOR  DESIGNERS  (ASID)     USA     Commitment  under  the  2014  Clinton  Global   IniRaRve:  ASID  plus  11  industry  partners  across   the  design  and  construcRon  supply  chain.     Due  to  be  published  by  the  end  of  2015.  
  14. 14. WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD,  OCT  2014   USA   First  industry  standard  to  quanRfy  and   benchmark  health  and  wellbeing  features  of  the   built  environment.     Framework  and  criteria  developed  on  the  basis   of  8  years  medical  research,  in  collaboraRon   with  key  medical  insRtuRons  such  as  the   Cleveland  and  Mayo  Clinics.  
  15. 15. BUILDINGS  FOR  PEOPLE   “…the  Rme  has  come  to   elevate  human  health   and  comfort  to  the   forefront  of  building   pracRces  and  reinvent   buildings  that  are  not   only  be]er  for  the  planet   –  but  also  for  people.”   Source:  hbp://wellcerRfied.com/well-­‐building-­‐standard/overview/    
  16. 16. KEY  PARTIES   •  Mission  to  place  health  and  wellness  at  the   centre  of  design  and  construcRon  decisions   •  Pioneer  of  the  WELL  Building  Standard   •  Founder  of  the  Wellness  Real  Estate  and  the   IWBI   •  Mission  to  improve  human  health  and   wellbeing  through  the  built  environment   •  Administers  the  Standard   •  Delivers  third-­‐party  cerRficaRon  services  for   WELL  (same  body  that  delivers  LEED  cer>fica>on   and  professional  creden>aling  in  partnership     with  the  USGBC)  
  17. 17. KEY  AUTHORS  
  18. 18. WELLOGRAPHIES  –  8  YEARS  MEDICAL  RESEARCH  
  19. 19. PREMISE  BEHIND  THE  CRITERIA   WELL   BUILDING   FEATURES   EVIDENCE-­‐BASED   HEALTH  AND   WELLNESS   INTERVENTIONS   BEST  PRACTICE   DESIGN  AND   CONSTRUCTION   PRACTICES  
  20. 20. [2]  THE  WELL   BUILDING   STANDARD  
  21. 21. NEW  FOCUS  COMPARED  TO  EXISTING  SUSTAINABILITY  TOOLS       =  %  of  points  for  heath  and  wellness  criteria   =  %  of  remaining  points   LEED  v4   BREEAM   LBC   WELL  
  22. 22. DESIGNED  TO  WORK  IN  TANDEM   ENVIRONMENTAL HUMAN Together,  creaRng  buildings  that  opRmise     occupant  health     as  well  as     environmental  outcomes  
  23. 23. 7  WELLNESS  CONCEPTS   Removal  of  airborne  contaminants,   prevenRon,  and  purificaRon   Mind   Comfort   Fitness   Light   Nourishment   Water   Air   FiltraRon  and  treatment,  as  well  as   strategic  placement   Healthy  opRons,  behavioural  cues,   and  greater  informaRon   Circadian  rhythm,  window   performance,  and  light  quality   Accommodate  exercise  and   movement  in  daily  rouRnes   AcousRc,  thermal,  olfactory  and   ergonomic  environments   Support  mental  and  emoRonal   health,  knowledge  and  awareness  
  24. 24. RECEPTION  &  UPTAKE   “More  than  7.7  million   square  feet  of  projects   have  already  registered  or   cerRfied  through  WELL”   -­‐  IWBI,  Jan  2015   LYFE  Kitchen  are  planning  roll   out  of  250  WELL  CerRfied   restaurants  in  the  next  five   years     Source:  hbp://wellcerRfied.com/well-­‐building-­‐standard/overview/     Source:  Deepak  Chopra,  quoted  in  Business  Wire,  Dec  2013.    hbp://bit.ly/1C3m1is      
  25. 25. PILOT  PARTICIPANTS  &  ONGOING  REGISTERED  PROJECTS  
  26. 26. CLIENTS  AND  INTERESTED  PARTIES  
  27. 27. AIR  STRATEGIES   WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD  
  28. 28. WATER  STRATEGIES   WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD  
  29. 29. NOURISHMENT  STRATEGIES   WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD  
  30. 30. LIGHTING  STRATEGIES   WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD  
  31. 31. FITNESS  STRATEGIES   WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD  
  32. 32. COMFORT  STRATEGIES   WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD  
  33. 33. MIND  STRATEGIES   WELL  BUILDING  STANDARD  
  34. 34. VERSION  1.0   •  Published  Nov  2014     •  Details  all  WELL  features  opRmised   for  commercial  and  insRtuRonal   projects   •  Defines  which  PrecondiRons  and   OpRmisaRons  apply  to  each  of  the   three  project  typologies:   •  New  ConstrucRon  Cer>fica>on   •  Tenant  Improvement  Cer>fica>on   •  Core  and  Shell  Compliance    
  35. 35. WHY?   ADOPT LIFE-STYLE THINKING FOR USER-CENTRED DESIGN INCREASE PRODUCTIVITY AND REDUCE BOTH ABSENTEEISM AND PRESENTEEISM PROMOTE BETTER SLEEP, COMFORT, MENTAL ACUITY, NUTRITION AND OVERALL HEALTH HELP RECRUIT AND RETAIN TALENT INSPIRE LONG-TERM HEALTHY HABITS PLAN FOR OPERATIONAL EXCELLENCE EMBODY BRAND VALUES & LEAD BY EXAMPLE IMPROVE AIR, WATER, LIGHT AND ACOUSTIC QUALITY ENCOURAGE PERSONAL INFLUENCE AND CONTROL OVER ENVIRONMENT SUPPORT ENHANCED SOCIAL NETWORKS AND HELPING BEHAVIOUR
  36. 36. THANK  YOU     victoria.lockhart@arupassociates.com   hbp://www.arupassociates.com/en/ projects/wellbeing/    
  37. 37. [3]    CASE  STUDY  
  38. 38. CBRE  LOS  ANGELES  HEADQUARTERS  –  WELL  CERTIFIED  UNDER  TENANT  IMPROVEMENT  PILOT  (2014)    

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