The pandemic has stimulated corporate interest in redesigning workspaces with better air filtration systems and more sustainable materials.
The concept of bringing the health benefits of the outdoors to an inside environment is called “biophilic design”. Benefits include lower energy costs, healthier workplaces for employees, and overall improved office productivity.
- Is Biophilic Design the Future? (Apr 29, 2020, Art in Offices)
- Tech giants agree – biophilic office design increases happiness and productivity (Apr 19, 2018, Richard van Hooijdonk)
- The importance of energy efficiency in the buildings sector (Mar 7, 2018, International Energy Agency)
This post is based on the CNBC article, Bringing the outside into the office: Coronavirus bolsters push towards healthier building design, by Emma Newburger, October 17, 2020, and the YouTube videos in the Spotlight. Image source: iurii/Shutterstock
1. Describe how the servicescape features from the article influence work productivity.
Guidance: Students should be able to identify examples from the article about the calming impact of water features, how sounds and lighting influence worker mood, clear air and water availability, etc. A servicescape should create an office environment to help influence the behaviors that will Continue reading