When specifying shading solutions for projects, there are many things to consider. We regularly provide guidance to architects to help them assess various specification considerations relating to visual comfort and occupant wellbeing. Next month, we’re running our CPD seminar which explores the relationship between shading and occupant wellbeing.
How does shading impact wellbeing?
Wellbeing is the state of being healthy, comfortable and happy. The Department of Health states that wellbeing has a direct impact on a person’s health. An individual’s wellbeing is influenced by their environment, making it an important consideration when specifying products for a building.
Studies have proven that natural daylight and outdoor views have genuine psychological benefits which impact a person’s overall wellbeing.
On the other hand, too much sunlight and glare can negatively impact wellbeing. It is crucial to consider the relationship between shading and occupant wellbeing, especially in hospitals, hotels and other forms of accommodation.
Topics discussed in the seminar
When specifying blinds for windows, the amount of light filtering the fabric provides is often overlooked. During the CPD seminar, our Specifications Consultant will discuss how light and external views impact wellbeing. Another section covers the importance of balancing daylight and limiting glare with different blinds and fabrics.
- Interior Designers
- Facility Managers
The seminar is structured into six sections and filled with valuable information, including psychological theories, case studies and product examples. Specification tips for each topic will be provided during the seminar.
Location: Yewdale showroom, 4 Sutton Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1M 5PU
When: 11am Wednesday 24th August
We’ve held this seminar a handful of times, both privately for specific customers and as open invitations for anyone. We have received very positive feedback from attendees so far, including the one below.
Kevin Goldsmith, Will+Partners was one of the first attendees, commenting:
‘[The CPD] was very comprehensive and provided us a good insight to [Yewdale’s] products and the importance of them and specifying the right type. The specification tips were also very helpful and will make us more aware in the future’.
The seminar is completely free to attend. All you need to do is book your spot, but hurry as spaces are limited. The seminar will take place on Wednesday 17th August.
We run our CPDs at our showroom in Clerkenwell, London. Our three-storey showroom is ideal for our seminars, but it’s also a great place to see our products and test them for yourself. To learn more about our showroom, click here.