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Are You Ready to Innovate? Fall In Love with Biophilic Design

15 April 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Health and well being are hot topics in the workplace right now. Find out why the likes of why the likes of Google, Apple and Interface are investing in Biophilic Design to realise psychological and physiological health benefits within the workplace.

Architectural and interior designer Oliver Heath will discuss how we can reconnect with our innate attraction to nature and use these concepts to create spaces that offer dramatic improvements in productivity, creativity, health and well being whilst reducing stress, absenteeism and presenteeism.

 If you’ve never fully grasped the benefit that sustainable design can offer in the workplace then learning the principles, science and style of Biophilic design will be a revelation.

Heath is a sustainable architectural and interior designer, Television presenter and writer (Urban Eco Chic, Quadrille). He is also a biophilic design ambassador for Interface. He is  also the Founder of Heath Design Ltd, an architectural and interior design practice combining three key strands: sustainable design, consumer engagement and communications to inspire the uptake of future thinking in the built environment.

Heath is an experienced presenter working on many terrestrial television channels for shows such as BBC Changing Rooms and BBC DIY SOS, and Norways TV2 Tid For Hjim. He frequently acts as a media spokesperson for  the UK’s Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC), WRAP and the Energy Saving Trust.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 15 April 2015


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