05Healthy Buildings

The drive for ‘Healthy Buildings’ is becoming ever more pressing. With working hours increasing, people spend far longer inside buildings today than previously.  There is also a growing understanding of the business case behind healthy buildings and the risks posed by poorly designed buildings from the perspective of occupant health and wellbeing.

With this growing momentum, developers and commercial landlords are seeing an increased benefit towards investing in standards such as WELL, BREEAM and the Living Building Challenge, which can attract premium tenants and realise higher rental values.

Envision is well placed to advise on these aspects. We employ BREEAM and WELL AP advisors able to provide advice on the design and construction principles behind healthy buildings. Our consultants are experienced in occupational health and safety and can advise on design principles and appropriate forms of measurement through each stage of a projects lifecycle.

During the design of new buildings Envision can advise on principles of the WELL Standard and BREEAM, including support with:

  • Indoor Air Quality Plans
  • Daylight Assessments
  • Thermal comfort analysis and future climate assessment
  • Thermal zoning and controls
  • Internal noise standards
  • VOC assessment and indoor air quality targets
  • Building User Guides
  • Commissioning advice

During a buildings operation, Envision can support your project with:

  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • BREEAM In-Use Audits
  • Formal Well Certification
  • Air Quality Assessments
  • Noise Assessments

Envision Healthy Buildings services in the Development Lifecycle

Concept Design & Planning
  • Waste Strategies

  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • Well being Assessments