Panel debate - Health and well being initiatives in the built environment - fad or game changer?

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?


Mark Tyson, at

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Mark has held leadership roles in Mitie and Capita Real Estate with a focus on Property Management, FM and Sustainability services. During this period he has also developed intelligent building propositions which incorporate well-being, asset and energy data to support better decision making in our built environment. Mark has spoken widely on this subject at industry events and was featured in the 2016 Stoddart Review with a case study on Red Bull Racing linking human performance to environmental conditions.

Josh Artus, Director at Centric Labs

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Director and Co-Founder for Centric Lab, a UK based life sciences start up using neuroscience research to make spaces, places and cities better for human life. My focus is leading the business strategy with real estate and built environment industries.

Combining an art school education and an informal real estate training I have been involved in connecting people to space in non-traditional formats for the past 10 years. My focus has been connecting the emerging, next-gen and creative classes to commercial real estate. This has involved connecting Warner Brothers to unique locations, to connecting young artists to vacant office buildings, to helping brands such as Google find pop-up space. At Centric Lab, my focus is to help industry adopt scientific knowledge into routine practice to elevate the user experience and help them create long term commercially and socially sustainable built environments.

Debbie Hobbs, Head of Sustainability at Legal & General Investor Management

Real Assets is one of the UK’s largest real assets managers with £28.1 billion* under management. Our capabilities encompass real estate, infrastructure and corporate debt with dedicated investment professionals focused on getting the best outcomes for all of our partners, be they occupiers, consumers, companies or investors

Ankita Dwivedi, Former Head of Gensler's European Design Resilience group and advocate at Human Centric Design