Passivhaus Affiliate

Buildings to make us feel good and live well

Date: 20 October 2016 Time: 07.30 - 09.30
Location: Bristol Water Head Offices, Bridgwater Road, Bristol BS13 7AT Cost: Free


Buildings can have a huge impact on how we live our lives and our effectiveness at work. A recent World Green Building Council report looking in to Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices found overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.

The seminar will address all these issues, look at recent changes in government policy and explore one approach developed to create buildings that make us feel good and live well.



Introductions and scene setting by Patrick Bulmer will chair the session

Patrick is Head of Water Resources and Environment at Bristol Water


How the work place environment impact on business performance

Dr Phil Hampshire, Buro Happold, Bath

Phil is passionate about people-centred integrated design and delivering projects that improve health, wellbeing and productivity. His work with UK Green Building Council in defining design standards for improving the health, wellbeing and productivity of work environments informs this presentation.


Health and wellbeing is now at the heart of the new Sport England strategy Towards an Active Nation: it more about wellbeing than medals.

Lisa Wood of WESPORT outlines what this could mean for your workplace and leads on their healthy workplace initiative. Lisa will outline how Towards an Active Nation that redefines what success looks like in sport by concentrating on five key outcomes including physical and mental wellbeing and economic development and how that can contribute to the workplace wellbeing.


Multi-comfort: is this the way forward to optimise the workplace

Mark Allen, Technical Director, Saint-Gobain

Mark is project lead for the Saint-Gobain Multi Comfort initiative that calls for building designs to surpass existing building regulations, incorporating the energy-efficiency and thermal-comfort standards set by PassivHaus and introducing new standards in audio, indoor-air and visual comfort. The aim is to design buildings to help make us feel good and live well.


Discussion and questions


Close by Chair, Patrick Bulmar

End 9.30am but with optional building tour


Tour of Bristol Water HQ refurbishment

Jeremy Pilling, director at gcp Chartered Architects was design lead for the refurbishment project and will take a guided tour of the transformed on the refurbishment project will outline the main challenges but also the benefits for the client of refurbishing the building



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