Health & Wellbeing
Medical evidence on the impact of our built environment on our health and happiness grows daily. How can we equip our buildings to protect and inspire us?
Putting people first
A confluence of factors has brought this theme to the real estate sector: increased scientific evidence, changing employee expectations and a new generation of workers who are increasingly health conscious. It is not surprising that people are beginning to question their work environments as much as their own, private parameters. In a world where your every step and meal is now trackable, the question is perhaps ‘why would you not want to improve your workspace as much as your home?’ , not least because most of us spend more time at work than at home.
To respond, real estate practitioners will need to deploy a similar combination of evidence and experience by integrating strategy and reporting across the business. New, dynamic collaboration will be required between Human Resources, Building Designers, Facilities Management and Workplace specialists.
Verdextra brings together senior level expertise in human resources, interior office design and health and wellbeing metrics to provide a uniquely holistic approach to health & wellbeing. With deep experience in Human Resources, Corporate Operations for and real estate, we are well-placed to advise our clients on place-making for the future, focusin on people-led design.
Within the team, we have a RESET™ Fellow, Fitwel Ambassador, a WELL AP and a member of the WELL Faculty.
Verdextra has a number of strong partnerships with global health & wellbeing certification schemes. We are the UK partners for RESET™ (part of GIGA), Fitwel℠ Ambassadors and WELL AP™ qualified. However, certification may not be suitable for all projects and we are also working on demanding health & wellbeing strategies that do not include certification.
Fitwel℠ Certification system*
Fitwel’s strategies are applicable and impactful in existing buildings. It can also be used as a roadmap for the design of new construction facilities. See www.fitwel.org for more.
The WELL Building Standard is a framework and certification scheme for the built environment. WELL V2 has recently been launched in its pilot phase. To learn more about WELL, please visit their website here.
In addition to a WELL AP, Verdextra is proud to have a member of the WELL Faculty within the real estate team.
RESET™ Air Certification
RESET™ (part of GIGA) is currently the only internationally-recognised air quality certification scheme. As the UK partner for RESET, we offer a wide range of services. Click here for more information
For more information about our health & wellbeing services, please contact us here
*The Fitwel service marks (word and logos) are owned by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the United States. Participation by the Center for Active Design and/or any other organization does not imply endorsement by HHS.
RESET is a registered trademark of GIGA.
The WELL AP™ trademark is used with permission from the International WELL Building Institute™.