Focus: Facility Design

How to operate a 'biophilic' facility

February 11, 2020

When biophilic design decisions are being made, facilities managers should be at the table to ensure the vision endures throughout the building’s life cycle, according to an article from Building Operating Management on the FacilitiesNet website.

Nature-based design has already been linked to myriad productivity outcomes including better sleep, increased job satisfaction, and greater creativity. 

Biophilic design can be incorporated into just about every aspect of a building, from its form to its finishes to its daily operations. 

That’s why the International Living Future Institute’s Biophilic Design Guidebook recommends running stakeholder workshops throughout a project’s design phase in order to establish a personalized biophilic design framework that suits all parties involved. 

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