Enhancing the Workplace with Biophilic Design: The Business Case for Connecting to Nature

Enhancing the Workplace with Biophilic Design: The Business Case for Connecting to Nature


October 2016

Global real estate professionals are continually challenged to create sustainable and healthy workplaces that will attract and retain the happiest, and thus most productive, employees. Traditional green building efforts focus on energy, water and healthy materials, yet human costs are 112 times greater than energy costs in the workplace. Biophilic design is the incorporation of nature and its elements into our built environment. As world populations become increasingly urbanized design that reconnects people with nature becomes increasingly beneficial. Discover specific biophilic design strategies used in space design to specifically help employees reduce stress, enhance creativity and improve overall health and wellbeing consequently improving productively and the bottom line.

Keywords: CoreNet Global, Summit, North America, Philly2016, biophilic design, health and wellness, light, greenery


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