“Promoting employee wellbeing is a
competitive advantage for employers,
bringing the outdoors into the office is a key
component to employee retention
and the reduction of absenteeism.”
WHY [biophilic + sustainable + wellness design]
Biophilic design uses natural principles to bring the outdoors in whilst protecting the environment and positively impacting our wellbeing.
Biophilia means the “love of nature”. A term that was made popular by American biologist Edward O Wilson in the 1980s following his observation how increasing rates of urbanisation were leading to a disconnection with the natural world.
Biophilia is therefore of ever-increasing importance to our health and wellbeing in the built environment.
Biophilic Design uses these ideas as principles to create a human-centered approach that when applied correctly improves many of the spaces that we live and work in. Numerous benefits to our health and wellbeing.
Productivity – can increase by 8%
Wellbeing – can increase by 13%
Creativity – increases
Absenteeism – reduced
Guests willing to pay 23% more for rooms with biophilic elements.
Increased rates of learning between 20-25%, improved test results, concentration levels + attendance, reduced impacts of ADHD.
Post-operative recovery times decreased by 8.5% and reduced pain medication by 22%.
Encourages customers to pay 8-12% more for goods + services.
Private residences + homes:
Become calmer and more restorative, 7-8% less crime has been associated with more access to nature and a potential increase or property price by 4-5%.
A sustainable design concept encompasses design strategies that result in an overall sustainable concept. Ever greater emphasis is being laid on the impact we have on our environment.
By choosing the right materials and products for interior spaces we can reduce the impact on the planet and have a positive impact on the users of spaces or its occupants.
Wellness Design goes even further establishing health design principles to marry creative processes with concern for human wellbeing in the built environment.