Incorporating health and wellbeing into the design of buildings and infrastructure is an important requirement of building services engineers which is being increasingly recognised by the construction industry. It is important that Health and Wellbeing of our environments is not overlooked as we strive to reduce energy.
This includes careful design of HVAC systems to achieve high levels of ventilation performance and air filtration as well avoiding overheating risks. We assist architects in the design of windows and rooflights to optimise natural light, often through utilising building physics modelling software. As Building Services engineers we can also have a positive impact on health and wellbeing through specification of low emitting products and monitoring equipment to allow occupants to control and improve the environments in which they live, work and play. We can create universal accessibility features that promote inclusion and improve mental health.
By considering all these factors and optimising our designs Engineers and Architects can design buildings that promote the physical and mental wellbeing of their occupants.