Framework for Design Excellence: Design for Well-being
Good design supports health and well-being for all people, considering physical, mental, and emotional effects on building occupants and the surrounding community.
- How can the design encourage a healthy lifestyle?
- How can the project provide greater occupant comfort?
- How can the project be welcoming and inclusive for all?
- How can the project connect people with place and nature?
- How can material selection reduce hazards to occupants and communities throughout the supply chain?
- Thermal comfort
- Indoor air quality
- Mental and social well-being
If you can do only one (or a few) thing(s):
- ZERO CARBON: Reduce the use of fossil fuels. Challenge the assumption that buildings require fossil fuels for their operation.
- RESILIENT: Design for passive survivability in the event of service interruptions.
- EQUITABLE: Explore opportunities to provide the community with healthy spaces that support well-being and promote social interaction.
- HEALTHY: Design to achieve excellent air quality, whether in living, learning, working, or other environments.
- HEALTHY: Design for active living and access to nature. Utilize biophilic design to improve mental and physical health and well-being.