Wellness is a growing trend in many industries, including building design. This is especially true since the COVID-19 pandemic markedly disrupted how we work, learn, live, and play in the spaces we inhabit.
This course will analyze the growth of the wellness industry as it relates to the built environment and will introduce the learner to the WELL Building Standard, which is a rating system to help buildings and organizations deliver more thoughtful and intentional spaces. Concurrently, we will explore how hearth products such as electric fireplaces can be incorporated into commercial and residential design to enhance occupant health and well-being.
- Analyze the growth of the wellness industry as it relates to the built environment.
- Identify how architects can use WELL v2 to prioritize the health and safety of their clients.
- Examine how electric hearth products used in commercial buildings may coincide with several of WELL v2’s concepts and features.
- Explore how to incorporate electric hearth products into commercial and residential design to create a wellness retreat.
Pre-Requisite: Basic knowledge of design applications for fireplaces.