Reap What You Sow

Valuing Workplaces that Grow Good Ideas

PLP Labs published a study titled ‘Reap What You Sow: Valuing Workplaces that Grow Good Ideas’ with academics from Loughborough University, the University of Reading, and biophilic experts Benholm. The report details the process of measuring and monetising the well-being and environmental value of biophilia in architectural design. It explores how design decisions can be given a monetary value to enable real estate clients to fairly evaluate the worth of these interventions alongside other project costs. Find out more here.

  • Investigate the monetary value of views out and indoor greenery
  • Use wearables to monitor the participants’ well-being and environmental quality
  • Ability to apply a financial proxy to a post-occupancy evaluation in order to influence commercial decision-making
  • Made a business case for healthy and sustainable design decisions, which are often the first to suffer from value assessments
  • Use wearables to collect well-being and environmental data for rigorous study
  • Findings demonstrate how design choices can be measured in monetary terms for stakeholders, such as investors and developers, to drive commercial decision-making
  • Joyce Chan-Schoof, Loughborough University
  • Professor Derek Clements-Croome, University of Reading
  • Adrian Benholm, Benholm Group