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November 2017 – The Productive Office event

The first WLP+ dissemination event was held by the British Council for Offices on the 29th November in London, along with the launch of the BCO’s latest research ‘Defining and Measuring Productivity in Offices’. 

LCMB and Oxford Brookes University, together with their Consortium Partners (including the BCO) presented their interim findings on The Whole Life Performance Plus project, a live research study supported by Innovate UK and the EPSRC. The study seeks to empirically validate the link between indoor environmental conditions and staff productivity, using a real-world intervention in three commercial case study buildings. The aim is for the tested solution to then be developed into a software-based platform that can dynamically control the indoor environmental conditions to maximise occupant productivity and comfort conditions, whilst minimising energy use and costs in commercial office environments.

The latest research from the BCO, Defining and Measuring Productivity in Offices, undertaken by Currie & Brown was also presented, and looked at how the physical design and management of offices can influence both individual and organisational productivity. It provides a definition of a productive workplace, how productivity can be measured and the steps that can be taken to make the most of available opportunities to improve performance. The findings of this research are available from the BCO.

Visit the Downloads page for a copy of the briefing paper published for the event.