CoreNet Global Summit, Seattle 2017
Seattle | 5 - 7 November 2017 | Washington State Convention Center

Healthy Design Considerations for Tomorrow’s Office, Today

November 7 2017 | 11:30 - 12:30

Healthy Design Considerations for Tomorrow’s Office, Today

To promote employee health and productivity it is important to design, construct, and operate workplaces with physical and mental well-being in mind. Healthy offices can enhance worker effectiveness, improve attraction and retention of talent, and have a positive impact on the perceived market value of a business. This panel will present evidence to support these claims, focus on how to implement health-promoting offices, and discuss real life examples of successful spaces.  They will discuss lighting and material selection, biophilic and active design approaches. This includes specific tenant actions that can be implemented during construction or in ongoing operations. Circadian lighting, and the types of materials used to construct workspaces will be covered. New solutions, such as the mindful MATERIALS initiative, and how programs such as this can work to improve the workplace will be shared.  

Key Takeaways:

  • Gain insights on how to effectively integrate daylight, electric light, and biophilic design to enhance circadian functioning and improve occupant health.
  • Discover the health and financial benefits of incorporating healthy and sustainable materials in your space.
  • Apply active design practices to reduce the negative impacts of sitting and improve employee health at work.