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Impact Summit Collection

Learn from the experts who participated in ASID and the Interior Designers of Canada’s inaugural Impact Summit, Health + Wellness in the Built Environment, a convening of leaders from the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. We’ve curated a collection of three insightful sessions that allow you to listen in on the stimulating dialogue around innovative design solutions for some of the most pressing challenges in the built-environment.

Here’s The Lineup

Health, Safety and Welfare vs. Health and Wellness

Did you know that most workplace accidents result from employee error, and are entirely preventable?  When employees are educated and motivated to improve their health, they are less likely to cause an accident or be involved in one. In addition, employees can negatively impact safety in the workplace if they are suffering from the effects of sleep deprivation, high stress, reduced physical fitness, poor indoor environmental quality, or an illness or injury. This session examines the challenges and opportunities in current Health Safety and Welfare codes supporting human health and wellness in the built environment.

  • Technology and design solutions to increase employee participation in safety initiatives, while further integrating wellness initiatives.
  • How changes in design practice brought on by the increased health and wellness focus will impact higher education, credentialing, and licensing requirements.
  • The ABCs of cross-sector terminology related to health and wellness-oriented design.

Integration of the Disciplines: Is Integrative Design the Key to Health and Wellness?

The holistic approach of integrated design promotes innovation by exploiting different skills to enhance the collaborative process and deliver results on an interior or building project. An integrated design process includes the active and continuing participation of users and community members, code officials, building technologists, contractors, cost consultants, civil engineers, mechanical and electrical engineers, structural engineers, specifications specialists, and consultants from many specialized fields. With this long list of stakeholders, there can be confusion around leadership, buy-in, and the call to action. Experts in this session help to shed some light on these challenges.

  • How to approach health and wellness in design to increase project return on investment.
  • Factors that prevent effective integration among practitioners, specialists, clients, and occupants.
  • How to achieve high-quality results and accountability through integrated design.
  • The ABCs of cross-sector terminology related to health and wellness oriented design.

What is the Future of Intelligent Homes and Communities?

The Lake Nona Medical City is surrounded by education facilities, five million square feet of commercial and retail space, and a mix of residential options within the 7,000-acre master-planned community, with forty percent of the acreage preserved for open green space and lakes.

In this session, expert panelists across healthcare, design, technology, and media engage each other and the audience to explore insights this community model can offer to the future of smart, “intelligent” commercial and residential design.

  • How to evaluate the relationship between buildings, communities, and amenities in terms of physical, mental, psychological, and ecological health.
  • How intelligent, network-enabled sensor devices in a home or commercial building offer holistic health benefits.
  • Tools to interpret and integrate innovative design solutions for “connected” communities.
  • The ABCs of cross-sector terminology related to health and wellness oriented design.

Intended Audience
Interior designers, architects, and other practitioners or policy makers involved in building and construction fields with an interest in how health and wellness concerns influence the built environment.