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Last edited 03 Feb 2021
BSRIA briefing 2016
Legislation is in place to ensure minimum comfort is achieved, but the demands of an ever-changing hi-tech world require higher standards of environmental performance to improve the wellbeing, comfort and productivity.
The event looked at the ideas and concepts behind these issues and what we can learn from other industries. It took the form of a morning briefing followed by a lunch, with guest speaker the Rt Hon Lord (Paddy) Ashdown who gave a topical speech and took questions from the floor.
Other speakers included:
- Professor Paul Cullinan, Honorary Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Royal Brompton Hospital, London;
- Nicola Gillen, European Practice Lead for Strategy Plus, AECOM;
- Professor Stephen Holgate, MRC Professor of Immunopharmacology at the University of Southampton;
- Ben Roberts, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Hoare Lea & Partners;
- Matthew Webster, Head of Wellbeing and Futureproofing, British Land
- Roderic Bunn, Building Performance Analyst, BSRIA.
Julia Evans, Chief Executive at BSRIA said: “Wellbeing touches everybody’s life on a daily basis. It leads to a healthier workforce, which in turn leads to a more productive workforce. This naturally means a higher profit margin for industry and business... Good indoor environment and the potential issues to health about poor environment cannot be underestimated.”
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