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BRE wellbeing research paper competition

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This article provides access to entries to the 2014 research paper competition by --BRE Group and UBM called to investigate the intrinsic link between buildings and the wellbeing of those who occupy them.

The competition was held to showcase current research and understanding of the subject, as part of a research programme delivered in partnership by BRE and publishers UBM Built Environment. A panel of independent experts reviewed the entries and selected the best papers for domestic and non-domestic buildings.

Entries included:

Winner of the best non-domestic paper category was Dr Lesley McIntyre,research assistant at Dundee University, for her case study on the Building Interactions Toolkit (BIT-Kit): a method uncovering the impact buildings have on people.

The best domestic paper prize was presented to joint winners Tim Dixon, professor of sustainable futures in the built environment at the University of Reading, and Saffron Woodcraft, founding director of Social Life. Their submission covered their work on Creating strong communities – measuring social sustainability in new housing development.

Lesley McIntyre and Tim Dixon joined BRE group research director, Deborah Pullen, at Ecobuild on 4 March 2014 and presented their papers during the Designing for Wellbeing seminar in the Design theatre.

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