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Workplace Wellbeing - Call for Research Papers

24 January 2014 | Updated 01 January 1970

A new research programme focused on the impact the built environment has on wellbeing has been launched in partnership by BRE and publisher UBM Built Environment.

To initiate the programme, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and UBM is organising a research paper competition to bring together and display current research and understanding in this field. The authors of the two best papers will present their findings at a seminar at Ecobuild 2014 in London in March.

Building professionals are invited to submit papers detailing recent development projects and the positive and negative effects identified, e.g., how high indoor CO2 levels may affect productivity, or how noise or pollution can have an impact on communal outdoor space.

Submissions should cover building projects and research carried out within the last three years on commercial or domestic properties. Papers should not exceed 3,000 words in total and must include a summary of:

  • The background and context in which the research was carried out.
  • The methodology adopted.
  • Technical work completed.
  • Key outcomes/results obtained and conclusions drawn from the project.

Previously published research papers are eligible for submission with entries to by 14 February 2014.

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Article written by Cathryn Ellis | Published 24 January 2014


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