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The built environment affects our physical, mental and social wellbeing. Here renowned professionals from practice and academia explore the evidence from basic research as well as case studies to test this belief. They show that many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a milieu which helps people to be healthier and have the energy to concentrate whilst being free to be creative. The health and wellbeing agenda pervades society in many different ways but we spend much of our lives in buildings so they have an important role to play within this total picture. This demands us to embrace change and think beyond the conventional wisdom whilst retaining our respect for it. This book shows how we need to balance the needs of people, the ever increasing enabling technologies but also to take advantage of the healing powers of Nature and let them be part of environmental design.
Derek Clements-Croome is Professor Emeritus at Reading University and Visiting Professor at Queen Mary University London. He worked in the building design and contracting industry for several years before entering university life. He has founded and directed courses including a BSc in building environmental engineering at Loughborough University in 1970 and an interdisciplinary EPSRC sponsored MSc in Intelligent Buildings at Reading University in 1996 . He has also worked in architecture and building engineering at the University of Bath (1978-1988). He now offers strategic advice to clients, designers and facilities managers on attaining and managing healthy and sustainable environments in buildings of all types. He researches, writes and lectures on these issues for companies, universities and wider audiences nationally and internationally in China, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Poland and Finland particularly. Some of his books have been published in Chinese and Russian. He edits and founded the Intelligent Buildings International journal first published by Taylor and Francis in 2009. Derek is a Commissioner on air quality for the boroughs of Hammersmith-Fulham and for the Zero-Fifty Commission for Haringey. He is also Building Environmental Expert for CABE; a Fellow of the BRE Academy. He was a member of the UK Green Building Council team that wrote the Report Health and Wellbeing in Homes July 2016 and the World Green Building Council Report 2014 on Health Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices.
Release date NZ
September 21st, 2017
Edited by Derek Clements-Croome
3rd Revised edition
152 black & white illustrations, 22 black & white tables, 41 black & white halftones, 111 black & white line drawings
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