UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering


Dr Marcella Ucci interviewed in The Guardian over the wellbeing benefits of a green workplace

22 December 2016


UCL IEDE's Marcella Ucci, Course Director for the new MSc "Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings" spoke to Damian Carrington of The Guardian about the importance of green within office environments.

Dr Ucci views were sought on research from the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, which found that people working in green buildings think better in the office and sleep better when they get home.

Dr Ucci suggested that the study compared green certified buildings with others that were still of a good standard and if they had compared with lower quality buildings, the differences might have been even bigger.

Dr Ucci is Programme Director of UCL IEDE's new MSc which focusses on health and wellbeing in the design, assessment, retrofit and operation of residential and non-domestic sustainable buildings. The course content is mapped out against relevant industry standards, such as the WELL Building Standard, BREEAM and LEED. Companies are increasingly looking for design teams that truly understand how the built environment impacts health, happiness and productivity, areas covered in depth in the new MSc.

For more information on the UCL IEDE MSc in Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Building visit the UCL IEDE website or follow course updates on Twitter and LinkedIn.

To read the full article, please visit The Guardian website.