Health and Wellbeing

The Building Research Establishment (BRE) is running a long-term trial investigating the impact of biophilic interventions into the workplace. This will involve environmental and ergonomic designs that are intended to provide a healthful working space for the BRE staff in a refurbished floor of a 1980s building on the BRE campus.

The Light Review is a Dissemination Partner for The Biophilic Office and will be posting regular articles on the progress of the trial.

BIOPHILIA (n): (according to a theory of the biologist E. O. Wilson) an innate and genetically determined affinity of human beings with the natural world.

‘Biophilic Design uses this ideas as principles to create a human- centred approach that, when applied, improves many of the spaces that we live and work in today, with numerous benefits to our health and well-being’ (Oliver Heath)

Optaled: System Magneto track system

Not just another track and spotlight system! . The standard track systems for commercial and architectural applications feature bulky cylinders […]

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Spectral Case Report: Pangram, 27 Goswell Road

Transformation of a 1980s office building into vibrant new workspace . . IRIS by Spectral Lighting has been used extensively […]

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Designers’ Mind: improving your health can improve your work

How improving your health can improve your work – Let’s sit with that thought for a moment.  . Now be […]

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Re:Lit project, Poole: the end-of-year review

Back in the summer I wrote about a new project, Routes 2 Roots, that I’d been invited to get involved […]

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Xmas Post from Designers Mind

. Who else feels that December has come around rather quickly? In the design community at this time of year […]

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Is Blue Light Bad for our Children?

When you are expecting your first Grandchild there are lots of things to worry about . . . Extract from […]

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Stay healthy if you’re working from home

I was introduced to Lys Technologies a couple of years ago, when we were looking at the Biophilic Office project […]

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International Dark-Sky Association: Global Conference 2020

. Under One Sky: 2020 Global ConferenceNovember 13 & 14  Responsible lighting and access to the night and its star-filled […]

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Design management – now there’s a boring title

I’m just back from a week away – our first proper break since Christmas and that’s far too long. What […]

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Put that phone down, my friend. Its Lunchtime!

In 1972 Billy Wilder directed ‘Avanti’, a great romcom movie with Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills in the starring roles. […]

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ILP: Lighting Guide PLG23: Lighting for Cycling Infrastructure

I’m usually enthusiastic about better ways of lighting things . . . aren’t I? So why am I so reticent […]

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Tamlite considers the Future of Office Lighting

The Future of Office Lighting . . . or . . . Lighting of the Future Office: The Covid-19 lockdown has […]

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