LSBU seeks healthier office

Green Infrastructure as a building service design challenge

LSBU seeks healthier office CIBSE Journal April 2016

London South Bank University’s (LSBU) Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation is challenging industry and academia to collaborate in developing ideas for how internal green infrastructure could make their offices healthier and more sustainable.

The challenge will be launched at a productive design thinking workshop at GreenSky Thinking – a week-long, London-wide events programme – on 25 April. This will include a building tour and briefing, rapid expert talks for inspiration, and facilitated development of ideas.

The LSBU has partnered with CIBSE and the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network to challenge conventional building services design.

Interdisciplinary approaches are welcomed and the design challenge is open to all.

The interaction of indoor plants with heating, cooling, acoustic management, air quality, staff productivity and wellbeing is an exciting and growing area of research. The potential for these benefits to be combined to provide a building service is fundamental to the challenge.

All submissions must contain both an overarching creative vision for the centre and detailed design of an element that could be piloted as an installation. The shortlisted designs will be presented on the 29 April, and exhibited to the public before the winner is announced.

CIBSE and the ARCC Network are part of a task group that facilitates leadership and knowledge on green infrastructure in a building services context. 

More information and details of all GreenSky Thinking Week events are available on the GreenSky Thinking website.