Wellbeing in buildings – Gimmick or Game Changer?

Both those delivering smart buildings and those using them are talking more and more about the importance of wellbeing when it comes to getting the most out of our buildings.

We’ve all heard that up to 90% of the “cost” of a typical building goes to the people working in that building, which means that anything that makes them happier, more productive, and more willing to stick around is likely to bring dividends.

It’s an appealing proposition, but how do we prove it to the point where we persuade people to invest in smarter buildings?

Henry’s presentation will look at how far wellbeing is actually influencing decisions about the smart building systems being installed today, and how the technology can be deployed to measure the advances and to further optimise buildings.

Drawing on BSRIA’s global research, Henry will look at some of the major trends that are shaping the smart buildings market and what we can expect over the next few years. He will also compare the situation with commercial buildings on the one hand and smart homes and specialised buildings on the other.


Henry Lawson, Senior Analyst - World Market Intelligence at BSRIA

D1 management 14:30

Since joining BSRIA’s World Market Intelligence division in 2013, Henry has played a leading role in developing the company’s research offering in the field of smart buildings, including Building Automation Controls (BACS), Smart Homes, Smart Connected HVAC, Hydronic Controls, Building energy Management, structured Cabling and related areas.

Henry is also a regular speaker at building services events across Europe and beyond. He produces regular white papers, articles and blogs on subjects of interest to the industry, aiming to provoke discussion and interests in developing and disruptive trends.

Henry holds an master’s degree from the University of Oxford. Prior to BSRIA, Henry spent more than 25 years working in a variety of roles, all focussed on how to make the best use of data and information technology to address issues across a wide range of international industry verticals.

A fluent French and German speaker, Henry is in regular contact with leading industry figures at a global level and believes that analysing and applying lessons learned in different markets is crucial to tackling the challenges faced by building services.