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Measurable Actions for Positive Impact

27 July, 2020

A chat with Guy Heywood, Chief Operating Officer, Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas In recent years, sustainability has seeped into everyday parlance, and the demand for socially and environmentally responsible travel experiences has soared. As a growing number of consumers would tell you, luxurious experiences that are bad for the planet and for people are…

Sick Building Syndrome and the Importance of Good Air Quality

6 July, 2020

We are all familiar with the term ‘Sick Building Syndrome’ as a term that is bandied around to imply an unhealthy environment to be in. But what makes a building ‘sick’? And what are its effects? A research report says –The lack of light, fresh air and natural views can be a direct threat to…

Sunlight and Nature: Positive Medication in Healthcare Spaces

1 July, 2020

It is almost impossible to discuss biophilic design in healthcare without mentioning this 1981 seminal study on recovery times during post operative care after gall bladder surgery by professor Roger Ulrich of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. This fascinating study investigates whether a view out to nature from their room had any effect on…

Calculating Carbon Emissions is Key to Improving Health

29 June, 2020

Scientists studying climate change say rising temperatures and sea levels will set in motion immense human health risks around the globe. The good news? Designers and manufacturers are uniquely positioned to mitigate this impending crisis by taking steps to neutralize, and potentially reverse, a driving force of the problem: carbon emissions.

Designing for Resiliency

25 June, 2020

There is no question that in the months of prolonged isolation and distancing, we’re starting to feel the desire for social connection. The reality is that we need and want to go back to work, which means buildings need to adjust—and quickly. But how can we incorporate health and wellbeing? And what is our responsibility to create that sense of physical and psychological safety in the built environment now and into the future?  

Interface Carpet Tile Achieves Green Product Ecolabel

4 June, 2020

Specifying more sustainable products in India Architects, designers, and end users know the products they specify have a direct impact on our climate. Across India it is easy to identify and specify more sustainable products using the Green Product (GreenPro) Ecolabel. It enables end users in the building sector and manufacturing industries to choose right…

Keen to put Human Centred Design into practice? Here’s how Interface can help.

20 May, 2020

We spend up to 90% of our lives in buildings. Being cooped up indoors is often harmful to our health and wellbeing – a fact that has never been more apparent now that scores of people around the world are adjusting to working and learning from home. The good news is that we can design…

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Oliver Heath

Oliver Heath

As a leading figure in biophilic design, Oliver is working with global modular flooring manufacturer Interface to raise the awareness of the benefits of design inspired by nature. A prominent thinker in the architecture industry and owner of Heath Design Ltd, Oliver is also a writer and TV presenter.

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