Creating better environments for employees
Support Mental Restoration/Ease Stress
Acemyan and Kortum have assessed the optimal design of places where people will vote
Green roofs benefit the people living and working under them as well as those who look at their plantings. Research on green roofs and related topics details what's best for these users.
Making a difference with scents
Research among “traditional peoples whose lifestyles closely resemble those of our evolutionary ancestors” has garnered information that should inform the design of places for sleeping, in homes and elsewhere.
Ruohomaki, Lahtinen, and Relijula studied “the dimensions of a workspace quality that could promote human well-being.”
Korpela, De Bloom, and Kinnunen studied the scientific research on mental restoration and recovery in offices.
Use light's power to create spaces where humans thrive
Figueiro and Rea’s work indicates the importance of designing workspaces where, year round, staff can keep their circadian rhythms synchronized with their location on the planet.
Large parks are more beneficial to urban residents than a collection of smaller ones.