Buildings are getting smarter: are they also getting healthier?

How human-centric design is improving the health and well-being of workers in commercial buildings.

Buildings are getting smarter: are they also getting healthier?

When buildings get smarter, cities get smarter. Smart building design renders buildings more intelligent and more sustainable. But what about the well-being of a building’s occupants? Does a smarter building automatically deliver a higher level of well-being?


Employee well-being is a key factor in promoting job performance, personal health, productivity and creative thinking while alleviating absenteeism and presenteeism.


How to ensure a building contributes to well-being is a challenge for architects, designers, real estate developers and building owners – and for smart city leaders striving to improve the quality of urban life and health.

In this paper, we explore trends in smart buildings, how a sick building affects well-being, and how innovative lighting solutions open windows of opportunity to improve employee health. It features case studies from an Atea project in Noray and TU Eindhoven ATLAS.




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