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Complimentary Breakfast Seminar: Wellbeing in the Built Environment
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21 June 2018 , 08:00-11:30
Institute of Directors, Pall Mall, London
Wellbeing is a “buzz word” in management circles that in the last year has risen up the agenda for building owners, designers and occupants.
The property industry has woken up to wellbeing due to advances in technology changing the way we work and the evolving needs of the UK workforce. The next generation of employees, known as Generation Z, are not willing to compromise on health and happiness. So for organisations to attract and retain the best talent, they must be able to provide a healthy and comfortable workplace. The link between wellbeing and productivity has also been well documented providing organisations with a financial case for implementing a wellbeing strategy.
Carbon2018’s forthcoming breakfast seminar will explore how to create an environment to improve occupant wellbeing.
BSRIA’s Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Building Sustainability Engineer, will explain what wellbeing means and offer an overview of the functional, physical and psychological factors that can really make a difference. Whilst Joanne Merry, Technical Director at Carbon2018, in conjunction with Peter Dyment, Technical Manager at Camfil, will build on how the management of building services impacts wellbeing – addressing the importance of thermal comfort, air quality and light levels in creating a comfortable environment that allows occupants to perform at optimum levels.
In order to manage wellbeing in a workplace it must be measured. A leading panel of experts will explore the role schemes play in driving the business case for wellbeing in the built environment. Joining the panel will be Dr Christopher Ward, Principal Consultant at BREEAM and Victoria Lockhart, Director of Business Development: Europe at the International WELL Building Institute, providing the opportunity to ask questions, put forward ideas and open the debate about where the built environment is heading in the next few years.
Following the seminar, the Energy Legislation Forum will address the latest updates in energy related legislation providing the opportunity to share ideas and concerns around compliance issues affecting your business. Areas to be covered include:
- ESOS Phase 2
- DCP161 / DCP228
8:00: Breakfast* and Coffee
9:00: Welcome Speech – Louise Baumann, Carbon2018
09:05: Building for Wellbeing – Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, BSRIA
- How a building can be measured for its ‘wellness’
- A building’s impact on the ‘wellness’ of its occupants
09:30: How the management of air quality impacts occupant wellbeing:
- Why indoor air quality is vital to occupant health and wellbeing – Peter Dyment, Camfil
- The importance of monitoring air quality – Joanne Merry, Carbon2018
09:45: A leading panel of experts explore the role schemes play in driving the business case for wellbeing in the built environment:
- Dr Christopher Ward, Principal Consultant, BREEAM
- Victoria Lockhart, Director of Business Development: Europe, International WELL Building Institute,
- Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, Building Sustainability Engineer, BSRIA
- Peter Dyment, Technical Manager, Camfil
- Joanne Merry, Technical Director, Carbon2018
10:15 Refreshments Break
10:30: Energy Legislation Forum:
- ESOS Phase 2
- Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard (MEES)
- DCP161 / DCP228
*Should you have any queries or dietary requirements, please let us know and we will do what we can to ensure you get the most from this seminar.