Building the Business Case: The movement towards healthier buildings
Location: North Building
Credits: Accreditation(s): IDCEC
Stream(s): Architectural & Interior Design;, Healthcare & Senior Living;, Workplace & Wellness Design;
T48 – Human health and wellness is the fastest growing industry in North America. Research shows, however, that architects, interior designers and contractors currently underestimate the importance of several goals that their clients have for healthier buildings.
Investments in healthier buildings are poised to be a transformative trend in the architect and design community. For that potential to be realized, though, architects and interior designers need to better understand the priorities of their clients, owners need to pursue the data demonstrating specific business and financial benefits, and the industry as a whole needs to recognize and pursue valuable partners like public health professionals for furthering public awareness, policies promoting healthier buildings and better data on building health impacts. Andy Delisi
Andy Delisi, Architecture and Design Rep at Envirotech Office Systems
Andy Delisi, WELL AP, works with architects, designers and business owners and teaches them how to integrate wellness into the office environment. One of the few Canadian WELL Accredited Professionals in Canada (800 worldwide), Andy works as the Architect and Design Manager for Envirotech Office, a company that was ‘green before green was trendy. He brings with him five years of award-winning sustainability and wellness experience, and delivers presentations and discussions that are engaging, fun and real. As an avid runner, outdoor enthusiast, and health guru, Andy offers insights from his daily life, with an in-depth understanding of the guidelines and steps to building a WELL certified work environment.