Biophilic Design: The Creation of Healthy, Happy Spaces

Shane Totten, Director, Commercial Sustainability Services, Southface

Shane Totten, Director, Commercial Sustainability Services, Southface

This article was originally published in the SaportaReport Thought Leaders column in July of 2015.

Human beings are all hard wired to seek comfort, security and connectivity. Our built environments should provide these elements. Most people underestimate the effect that our environments, natural or constructed, can have on health and wellbeing. Our recent experience refreshing the Southface campus challenged staff to make our interior spaces healthier using the principles of biophilic design.

Read the whole story in The SaportaReport Thought Leaders section.


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