The Importance of Healthy Buildings

The built environment industry has rapidly evolved with a focus on environmental sustainability, but so too has our understanding of both the impact and opportunities our physical environment plays on the state of our health.

Buildings are no longer a static asset to provide basic human needs of shelter, safety, light and ventilation, but can form places which not only aid in the absence of mental and physical health issues, but facilitate improved health and advance key wellness attributes through design and operational interventions.

At NDY we nurture the relationship between people and planetary health, striking not only a balance, but improved outcomes in social and environmental sustainability. In today’s market buildings must be more than just energy efficient.

Similar to NDY’s approach toward data-driven design, we also place a huge emphasis on humancentric design. We collaborate to intertwine and deliver complimentary sustainability objectives which are environmentally responsive, people focused and resilient. Our model values whole-of-project life imperatives to create efficient, affordable and healthy buildings.

Our Healthy Buildings Consulting Services

Our sustainability specialists collaborate with our clients and guide them through complex sustainability design and construction challenges. We use data and advanced design analysis tools to drive the design process. We unlock value for our clients, simulate new ideas and empower innovative thinking in our working.

Across the globe, we guide projects to apply initiatives to drive healthier and positive places.

We believe that a robust design framework or certification can help ensure project health and wellbeing aspirations are realised in design, construction and operation. Whilst the WELL Building Standard is recognised as the world leading certification scheme, a number of other holistic sustainability certifications also positively impact on human health and wellbeing. We offer benchmarking and formal management and administration against all industry recognised certification schemes.

Data Driven Indoor Environment Modelling and Parametric Analysis

  • Daylight availability
  • Glare potential
  • Thermal comfort
  • Air change effectiveness
Health & Wellbeing Benchmarking & Certifications
  • The WELL Building Standard
  • Fitwel
  • Green Star
  • BREEAM
  • LEED
  • Living Building Challenge
Stakeholder Engagement and Workplace Policy & Operational Support
  • Wellness design alignment charettes
  • Stakeholder education sessions
  • Workplace policy reviews
  • Workplace policy drafting
  • Health and wellbeing focused operational and maintenance action plans

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