Find out the latest from WorldGBC's Better Places for People project

Wednesday 25th July 2018

 

2018 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year for WorldGBC's Better Places for People project and today we are pleased to share the latest updates from the project.

Meet our new Project Manager

Catriona Brady has joined the WorldGBC team to lead the Better Places for People project. Hailing from Scotland, and working in our London headquarters, Catriona joins us with a background in sustainability consultancy in the green building sector, with a breadth of experience in environmental certification, technical environmental assessments, corporate strategy work and - of course - health and wellbeing. Catriona is excited to lead the project, and is aiming to help our GBCs bring growth, impact and momentum to the health and wellbeing movement in the green building industry. Good luck Catriona!
 

http://www.worldgbc.org/about-us/team/catriona-brady

 

New Project Sponsor

WorldGBC are delighted to announce that VELUX Group have come on board as a new Project Sponsor for Better Places for People. VELUX are a global window and rooflight manufacturing firm, and are industry leading in the research work they do in the health and wellbeing movement, particularly around natural light, ventilation and indoor air quality. Better Places for People and VELUX Group are delighted to be working together to strengthen the healthy, green building movement – stay tuned for exciting updates from this partnership!

Ingrid Reumert, Vice President, Global Communcations, CSR & Public Affairs, VELUX Group said:”VELUX Group is proud to be a sponsor of Better Places for People. Increasing the demand and supply of green buildings which are supportive of the health, wellbeing and productivity of the people within them aligns with our mission to create brighter, healthier and more energy-efficient living environments. We look forward to working with the World Green Building Council to make this a reality for everyone, everywhere."

Have you seen VELUX’s video, The Indoor Generation? See why 15 million people have viewed it worldwide, then have your say here.

 

 

 

Project Updates

Back in April, the Better Places for People project produced their latest report – Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building.

The report examines case studies of 11 facilities around the globe that have one or more green certifications including LEED, Green Star and BREEAM. The report evaluates health and wellbeing features that were integrated into the facilities, such as: enhanced fresh air ventilation, acoustic privacy, increase of daylight penetration and use of biophilic design elements such as green walls and extensive indoor plants.

After adding health and wellbeing features into green-certified buildings, companies found that:

  • Employee absenteeism was reduced
  • Operating costs were minimised
  • Employees felt more productive and healthier.

Click here to download the report and read up on more impressive case studies of the savings that businesses can make by occupying a healthy, green space.  

 

 

Better Places for People has also enjoyed worldwide representation in recent weeks – from Clerkenwell Design Week in London to CaGBC's Building Lasting Change with WorldGBC Congress Canada in Toronto.

We’re currently working on exciting outputs to contribute to World Green Building Week’s theme of ‘green homes’ – look out for blogs, webinars, research notes and interactive guides coming soon!

Do you have any questions or ideas for Catriona and the Better Places for People project? Contact her at cbrady@worldgbc.org

 

 

2018 is shaping up to be a busy and exciting year for WorldGBC's Better Places for People project and today we are pleased to share the latest updates from the project.

Meet our new Project Manager

Catriona Brady has joined the WorldGBC team to lead the Better Places for People project. Hailing from Scotland, and working in our London headquarters, Catriona joins us with a background in sustainability consultancy in the green building sector, with a breadth of experience in environmental certification, technical environmental assessments, corporate strategy work and - of course - health and wellbeing. Catriona is excited to lead the project, and is aiming to help our GBCs bring growth, impact and momentum to the health and wellbeing movement in the green building industry. Good luck Catriona!
 

http://www.worldgbc.org/about-us/team/catriona-brady

 

New Project Sponsor

WorldGBC are delighted to announce that VELUX Group have come on board as a new Project Sponsor for Better Places for People. VELUX are a global window and rooflight manufacturing firm, and are industry leading in the research work they do in the health and wellbeing movement, particularly around natural light, ventilation and indoor air quality. Better Places for People and VELUX Group are delighted to be working together to strengthen the healthy, green building movement – stay tuned for exciting updates from this partnership!

Ingrid Reumert, Vice President, Global Communcations, CSR & Public Affairs, VELUX Group said:”VELUX Group is proud to be a sponsor of Better Places for People. Increasing the demand and supply of green buildings which are supportive of the health, wellbeing and productivity of the people within them aligns with our mission to create brighter, healthier and more energy-efficient living environments. We look forward to working with the World Green Building Council to make this a reality for everyone, everywhere."

Have you seen VELUX’s video, The Indoor Generation? See why 15 million people have viewed it worldwide, then have your say here.

 

 

 

Project Updates

Back in April, the Better Places for People project produced their latest report – Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building.

The report examines case studies of 11 facilities around the globe that have one or more green certifications including LEED, Green Star and BREEAM. The report evaluates health and wellbeing features that were integrated into the facilities, such as: enhanced fresh air ventilation, acoustic privacy, increase of daylight penetration and use of biophilic design elements such as green walls and extensive indoor plants.

After adding health and wellbeing features into green-certified buildings, companies found that:

  • Employee absenteeism was reduced
  • Operating costs were minimised
  • Employees felt more productive and healthier.

Click here to download the report and read up on more impressive case studies of the savings that businesses can make by occupying a healthy, green space.  

 

 

Better Places for People has also enjoyed worldwide representation in recent weeks – from Clerkenwell Design Week in London to CaGBC's Building Lasting Change with WorldGBC Congress Canada in Toronto.

We’re currently working on exciting outputs to contribute to World Green Building Week’s theme of ‘green homes’ – look out for blogs, webinars, research notes and interactive guides coming soon!

Do you have any questions or ideas for Catriona and the Better Places for People project? Contact her at cbrady@worldgbc.org