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Addressing wellbeing across the value chain

The School’s wellbeing work began with a Special Interest Group in 2019.


Download the report and summary of the group’s activities.

Download Wellbeing in the Built Environment - WSIG Report


To talk about a healthy, climate-resilient, inclusive future, it’s important to look at the built environment value chain. This includes materials and how they are manufactured; design principles and construction methods; the experience of those working in manufacturing and construction, as well as that of the end-users; and the impact of the built environment on our communities and eco-systems.

The costs to society – in economic, environmental and social terms – of failing to address health and wellbeing are enormous. Heading toward COP26 in November 2021, the built environment sector must focus on how to leverage co-beneficial solutions to global sustainability challenges.

Wellbeing - Sustainability Short

These days there’s a lot of talk about wellbeing and how it’s important. But what is wellbeing and why should you be bothered about it?

Wellbeing – Sustainability Short

WorldGBC’s Health & Wellbeing Framework

The WGBC Framework is a high-level educational resource, structured across six core principles for health and wellbeing in the built environment. The principles are conceptual, allowing them to be universally applicable for an international audience and diverse range of stakeholders. It can be used by actors across the value chain, from designers to occupiers, construction firms to policymakers

Download the framework

Latest wellbeing resources

See a selection of wellbeing resources. To view more, visit the full resource library.

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