Design For Wellbeing
We are reported to be spending 90% of our time indoors and our spaces are increasingly made more and more air tight. So it's important we are mindful of what we put in those spaces with us as inside air quality can often be many times worse than outside.
I am part the healthy building movement promoting better ways to design and specify spaces for human health and wellbeing. I use the FitWel® and the WELL Building Standard as the basis for a healthy, human-centric interior design specification. Making interior spaces work for the wellness of the users.
The standards both explore how design, operations and behaviours within spaces can be optimised to advance human health and well-being.
What does that mean?
When designing a space I look at:
- Air quality
- Water quality
- Access to nature
- Healthy lighting design
- Mental health
To support this I have studied to become a FitWel® Ambassador.
It's important to think about the materials going into spaces as some off gassing - reducing indoor air quality.
Not good in a business premises promoting health and wellness.
I apply the WELL Building Standard and Fitwel Standard to projects to add value for clients by delivery healthy spaces that are human-centric and design for occupant health.
This comes with a wealth of benefits - not least in workplace environment where happy and healthy employees means better retention, productivity and good mental health.
For this home office I applied the WELL Building Standard and Fitwel Standard to make it a comfortable and healthy experience.