At EFT, we believe that improving the wellbeing performance of an environment through design of building services is vital in the social, economic, environmental and cultural well-being of an organisation.
This is applicable to not just new builds and refurbishments, but also applies to established environments, which need to be continually monitored, reviewed and developed.
When we consider that approximately 75-85% of the current UK building stock will still be in use by 20501, it is imperative to ensure the building’s environment is optimised to ensure a zero compromised quality standard for its occupants, especially when considering that Europeans spend at least 90% of their time indoors2.
There are a number of environmental factors which have a major influence on the health, comfort and well-being of building occupants. Poor indoor environmental quality has been linked to phenomenon such as ‘The Sick Building Syndrome’, which reduces productivity and morale in workplaces and impaired learning in educational establishments.
The Welsh Government has implemented the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, which emphasises the importance of wellbeing at the heart of decision making. Although this Act is only enforced to public bodies within Wales, it may be referenced by any sector/size organisation that wishes to adopt and implement it as a means to improve health, productivity and wellbeing.
EFT offer a number of services in this specialist sector, including:
• Wellbeing Audits
• Legislative Reviews in line with acts of governance, regulations and public health guidance documents
• Design solutions
• Measuring, Monitoring & Reporting Systems
• Ongoing reviews of building performance and compliance.
1 RICS 2 BRE