The first day of Smart Buildings Show sees the return of the ever popular panel debate.

This year's panel debate is entitled 'Health and well being initiatives in the built environment - fad or game changer?' and will be hosted by Mark Tyson, who has held leadership roles in Mitie and Capita Real Estate with a focus on property management, FM and sustainability services and is a key influencer in the smart buildings sector.

This panel will explore if health and well-being initiatives, underpinned by new standards/ accreditation's such as the WELL Building Standard, BREEAM In-Use and benchmarks such as GRESB, will lead to new ways of designing and operating buildings. Will we also see sustainability strategies pivot from an energy focus to a people focus?

As well as Mark, also on the panel will be; Josh Artus, director at Centric Labs, Debbie Hobbs, head of sustainability at Legal & General Investor Management and Ankita Dwivedi, former head of Gensler's European Design Resilience group and advocate at Human Centric Design.

Mark commented, “Well-being is a hot topic in the industry at the moment with clients, technology providers and service partners all taking about it as a key part of their proposition. That said we still haven’t seen a change to traditional methods of managing buildings. Our panel will look at why this might be and if and when we may see a tipping point which changes the way we think about buildings and places.”

The panel session will be taking place at 12.15pm, in the Connected - Management Theatre on Wednesday 7th November at Smart Buildings Show.

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