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BSRIA launches wellbeing topic guide

BSRIA has published a new topic guide on wellbeing.

BSRIA has published a new topic guide on wellbeing.

The topic guides are designed to be an ‘at a glance publication’ introducing readers to key industry issues and suggesting further reading.

This guide is aimed at people looking for introductory information about wellbeing including definition, impact and importance. It details the different factors such as thermal comfort, noise and indoor air quality.

Expert commentary is provided by BSRIA’s sustainable building consultant, Dr Michelle Agha-Hossein, who said: “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.

“The aim of this guide is to provide a brief introduction about how a range of indoor physical, functional and psychological factors can impact the wellbeing of the occupants.”

TG10/2016 ‘At a Glance’ – Wellbeing is now free to download from the BSRIA website for members and non-members alike: BSRIA topic guides.

At BSRIA’s flagship event: the annual Briefing and Luncheon, one of the industry’s current hottest topics, performance and wellbeing beyond compliance – and how it can boost profit margins – will be highlighted. The Briefing will be held at the Brewery, in London, on Friday 11th November 2016. The main sponsor is Trend.

The guest speaker, the Rt Hon Lord (Paddy) Ashdown GCMG CH KBE PC, will take to stage after the lunch to give a topical speech. He will also take questions from the floor. BSRIA urges those interested to book a place now https://www.bsria.co.uk/information-membership/events/details/performance-and-wellbeing-beyond-compliance/

8 November 2016

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