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)

Gaming the climate emergency: how much time do we have?

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Lys: how to prioritise your exposure to natural light

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Shelley James: talking to teenagers about Light

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Introducing Shelley James and the Age of Light

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Designers Mind: April is Stress Awareness Month

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Book Review: Under a White Sky

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Designers’ Mind: March update

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The Economics of Diversity: the Dasgupta Review

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Optaled: System Magneto track system

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Spectral Case Report: Pangram, 27 Goswell Road

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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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