How does an office’s daylight affect how you sleep at night? What’s the relationship between bad smells and bad productivity? Or the relationship between your water intake and headaches? These are just three of the questions that our series on WELL building certification will answer. We’ve prepared these articles in cooperation with the Skanska company.
From living green walls to mega complexes like Amazon’s recently opened Spheres imitating rain forest, the green office is believed to further enhance productivity and creativity of city-dwellers inside the office “cage”.
The year 2019 will bring a turning point for the City, a financial district of London. Great Britain will officialy leave the EU after Brexit referendum. But some companies are going in opposite way - leaving the City and moving to continental Europe. The year 2019 will be also a year when a new dominant of the City and the second-tallest building in EU is about to be completed.
Take a look at what specific requirements you need to meet in order for your office to join the others out there with this confirmation that it’s a good place not only to work, but also to be. So far no office building in the Czech Republic has gone through the demanding WELL certification process in full. But soon that will no longer be the case.
Very soon we should be seeing a Czech office building acquire the WELL certificate for the very first time. This certificate assesses the influence that a building has upon the people inside it. The certification process primarily looks into factors that affect the health and overall comfort of a given space’s users. For a company’s building to acquire a WELL certificate, there can’t for example be Coca-Cola in the vending machines, the bike racks should be within 30 meters of the entrance, and there should also be a solution against the unwanted diffusion of odors.
The snow’s softly falling, the streetlights beautifully shining... and you’re rushing off to work. You’re not really into it; you’d rather be snuggling up in bed. Over the Christmas holidays, we’ve all gotten used to a more relaxed regimen. Fatigue hits us more strongly in the winter than in other seasons. And yet this century’s work tempo often goes against our natural biorhythms. There are a number of ways in which we can restore our internal balance and care for our energy supplies. Let’s explore at least the most important ones together!