UCL launch MSc Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings

Dr Marcella Ucci and her colleagues from UCL’s Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering joined us at our members’ pavillion at Vision on the 7th June to launch and discuss their new MSc, Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings. The course is due to start in September 2017.

Buildings are increasingly expected to contribute directly to the health and wellbeing of the people who live, work and learn inside them. A core aspect of sustainable building design and operation is fostering health, wellbeing and human performance, both of its occupants and of the local and wider community. Whilst these aspects are often considered in best practice, research and professional practice demonstrate an urgent need to more explicitly address the ‘people-centred aspects’ of sustainable buildings.

The MSc is an exciting new Masters degree that aims to provide a new generation of students with the knowledge, critical understanding and skills needed to drive innovation for health, wellbeing and human performance in the design, assessment, retrofit and operation of residential and non-domestic buildings. The curriculum is underpinned by multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches, and integrated design principles.

Please see their website for more detail.

Marcella is also joint chair of UKIEG and Simon is speaking at their conference on 16th June.