We are reported to be spending 90% of our time indoors and our spaces are increasingly made more and more air tight. So it's important we are mindful of what we put in those spaces with us as inside air quality can often be many times worse than outside.
I am part the healthy building movement promoting better ways to design and specify spaces for human health and wellbeing. I use the FitWel® and the WELL Building Standard as the basis for a healthy, human-centric interior design specification. Making interior spaces work for the wellness of the users.
In this time of COVID-19 pandemic, the principles of these two standards are especially important and beneficial to the users of those buildings - addressing health & safety, cleaning protocols, air quality, access to nature, social distancing, community and mental health.