The UK-GBC Wellbeing Lab

Greengage are proud to announce our participation in the inaugural UK-GBC ‘Wellbeing Lab’ programme which commences on the 6th October. The dialogue over health and wellbeing within the built environment has gained significant traction over the past couple of years. The research carried out by the UK-GBC in their Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices report and International Well Building Institute has brought scientific integrity to the relationship between health & wellbeing and productivity.

The 6-month ‘Wellbeing Lab’ programme looks to fill the current knowledge gap in the real life data that complements this research. The UK-GBC has brought together members of the built environment sector to discuss and offer feedback of their own experiences in quantifying health and wellbeing within the workplace. Greengage will be collecting data from our own office for the purposes of the study, specifically looking at indoor environmental conditions, human resources data and staff perceptions of wellbeing.

The creation of this working group should help discern which variables are most successful and cost efficient, as well as the particular microclimatic conclusions that affect London offices. Understanding the full implications of London’s air pollution problems on indoor environmental air quality will be key to the programme’s rhetoric. Solutions that address both the environmental aspects of wellbeing as well as the perceptual aspects will be most sought after; and, in time, assist in benefiting the health of wider society through the output of the programme.