The built environment affects our physical, mental and social well-being. Here renowned professionals from practice and academia explore the evidence from basic research as well as case studies to test this belief. They show that many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a milieu which helps people to be healthier and have the energy to concentrate while being free to be creative. The health and well-being agenda pervades society in many different ways but we spend much of our lives in buildings, so they have an important role to play within this total picture. This demands us to embrace change and think beyond the conventional wisdom while retaining our respect for it. Creating the Productive Workplace shows how we need to balance the needs of people and the ever-increasing enabling technologies but also to take advantage of the healing powers of Nature and let them be part of environmental design. This book aims to lead to more human-centred ways of designing the built environment with deeper meaning and achieve healthier and more creative, as well as more productive places to work.
'A growing body of research demonstrates that our work environments can have a profound impact on our health, wellness, and productivity. Creating the Productive Workplace comes at an important moment as employers are increasingly recognizing that healthy offices not only help attract top talent and provide benefits to employees, but also create a valuable return on investment.' - Paul Scialla, Founder of the International WELL Building Institute
'Without productivity growth economies are reliant on employment growth. But as societies age this may disappoint. Productivity improvements can be achieved through innovation and as we transition further to a service economy the office workplace is a perfect place to find gains. Research into this field is advancing all the time and this book provides an excellent reference into how and why workplaces can boost the productivity of their inhabitants.' - Bill Page, Chair of British Council of Offices Research Committee and Research Manager, Business Space, LGIM Real Assets
Foreword Preface Part 1: Health, Well-Being and Productivity Landscape 1. Effects of the Built Environment on Health and Wellbeing Derek Clements-Croome 2. The Business Case for Sustainable Healthy Buildings Derek Clements-Croome 3. The Multi-Sensory Experience in Buildings Briony Turner, Derek Clements-Croome, and Kay Pallaris 4. Pleasure and Joy, and their Role in Human Life Michel Cabanac 5. User-Centred Workspace Design: Applications of environmental psychology to space for work Jacqueline Vischer 6. Change Makers: rethinking the productive workplace through an art and design lens Jeremy Myerson Part 2: Research Evidence 7. Lessons from Schools for Productive Office Environments: the SIN model Peter Barrett 8. Effects of Indoor Air Quality on Decision Making Usha Satish and Piers MacNaughton 9. Workplace Productivity: Fatigue and Satisfaction Shin-ichi Tanabe and Naoe Nishihara 10. Proving the Productivity Benefits of Well-Designed Offices Nigel Oseland 11. Optimising Wellbeing and Productivity through an Ergonomics Based Approach Stephen Bowden 12. Lighting For Productive Workplaces Jennifer Veitch 13. Intelligent workplaces Vivian Loftness et al 14. Thermal and IAQ Effects on School and Office Work Pawel Wargocki and David Wyon 15. Measuring the IEQ Contribution to Productivity and Wellbeing Vyt Garnys, Travis Hale and Adam Garnys Part 3: Experiential Evidence from Surveys and Building Case Studies 16. A Visual Language of the Workplace Peter Bacevice, Hannah Beveridge and Liz Burow 17. The People-Building Interface: It’s a Two Way Street Judith Heerwagen, Kevin Kampschroer, Bryan Steverson and Brian Gilligan 18. Workplace: A Tool for Investment Kevin Reader 19. Productivity in Buildings: the Killer Variables - twenty years on Adrian Leaman and Bill Bordass 20. Enjoy Work: A Case Study on Chiswick Park Jason Margrave, Ron German and Kay Chaston 21. The Arup Experience of Workplace Design Ann-Marie Aguilar, Vicki Lockhart, Mallory Taub and Michael Stych 22. Achieving Holistic Sustainability: considering wellness alongside resource use in buildings Jennifer McArthur 23. Making the Economic Case for Good Design of Workplaces Sarah Daly 24. Building Performance: the Value Management Approach Part 4: Future Horizons 25. Stranger Than We Can Imagine: the future of work and place in the 21st Century Mark Eltringham 26. How to Prevent Todays Ergonomic Office Problems in the Future Veerle Hermans 27. Future Landscapes Despina Katsikakis 28. Coda Derek Clements-Croome