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Get Inspired by WELL

6 July, 2018

With more than half the world’s population now living in cities, chronic illnesses are a growing issue. Globally, 76% of employees report a struggle with wellbeing1, and work-related stress costs the US approximately €255 billion and Europe €550 billion annually.2 With this in mind the WELL Building Standard™ (created by the International Well Building Institute…

The changing needs of higher education spaces for students and universities to thrive

28 June, 2018

Where we learn matters. On the face of it this might seem like an obvious statement. There’s no questioning the fact that the UK is home to some of the best universities in the world. In fact, four of the top 20 universities in The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 20181 are in the…

Taking a New Perspective on Climate Protection

18 June, 2018

Project Drawdown Launches in Europe “It is time for Europe to reframe its climate protection efforts,” said German Energy Agency Chief Andreas Kuhlmann, at the recent Drawdown Europe launch in Berlin. “Project Drawdown shows how this can be done in a way that encourages cooperation, understanding and action. It is an exceptional coalition of some…

Designing with the WELL Building Standard in mind

4 May, 2018

At the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), our mission is to lead the movement to promote health and wellness in buildings and communities everywhere. We are very pleased to see the growing investment and interest across the globe, including initiatives such as the WELL Building design guide published by Interface. By placing people at the…

Rethinking the World’s Waste Dilemma

24 April, 2018

China’s shift in recycling waste plastic Recently, the door closed to what was, until now, the dominant market for recycling waste plastic. In 2017, the People’s Republic of China announced that it would no longer accept 24 categories of recyclables and solid waste, instead replacing imported materials with recycled material collected domestically. In the previous…

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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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