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TG10 2016 At a glance, wellbeing
In November 2106, BSRIA published a free-to-download topic guide about wellbeing. BSRIA topic guides provide ‘at a glance’ introductions to key industry topics and include suggested further reading for those wanting to learn more.
TG10/2016 At a Glance - Wellbeing, includes introductory information about the impact and importance of wellbeing and explains different influencing factors such as comfort (physical, visual, functional, psychological and thermal), noise and indoor air quality.
It suggests that ‘It is now generally accepted that if an employee’s wellbeing reduces, her/his productivity will typically reduce as well. So, workplaces should not only be environmentally friendly but should also be user friendly.’
BSRIA’s Sustainable Building Consultant, Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein said, “Given that we spend 90 per cent of our time indoors, it is important to know how the indoor environment can affect and improve our wellbeing... A ‘well’ indoor environment supports the occupants to thrive and happily perform to their optimum ability. As the industry is trying to optimise energy performance of buildings in terms of their installed services and fabric, it is essential to also consider how well buildings can increase the energy capacity of their occupants and help them to better control and spend the human energy that they have."
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