Cundall’s new office in the heart of the City next to St Paul’s Cathedral is both BCO compliant and one of the first buildings in Europe registered to pursue the WELL Building Standard.

  • What are the benefits of WELL certification and why Cundall decided to go for certification?
  • Understand the process for certification.
  • How did the WELL certification requirements impact the office fit out, particularly in terms of air and water quality?
  • What were the costs?
  • How Biofilia was integrated; and the benefits?
  • Understand the limitations of WELL




  • What can the industry be doing to solve the challenges of indoor air quality?
  • How IAQ is considered and integrated throughout the design process.
  • How are buildings shaped by IAQ issues?
  • EIAs and air quality assessments.
  • Natural ventilation in London.
  • Dirty natural air vs sealed and sterile.
  • Design drivers: WELL and BREEAM.

The Royal College of Physicians and The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health have examined the impact of lifelong exposure to air pollution, which included a specific look at indoor space. This session looks at health & wellbeing issues relating to poor air quality in our homes, workspaces and schools, and asks how can these impacts could be minimised and the role of building services engineers and FMs play in ensuring the nation is “breathing better air.”

  • What is the correlation between indoor air quality & health?
  • AQ is worsening – what’s the impact on health?
  • How to reduce pollutant exposure in buildings?
  • Improving energy efficiency in homes
  • What is the role of building services engineers and FMs in reducing exposure to air pollution?

The importance of indoor quality on the comfort and wellbeing of building occupants has gained increasing attention. There are serious concerns about levels of pollution in outdoor air and its impact on indoor air quality (IAQ). This session will look at the interface between internal and external built environments in two specific types of buildings and consider interrelationships with other variables that affect wellbeing, such as thermal comfort and ventilation. This session will allow clients, building designers, policy-makers and other stakeholders to understand the impact of indoor air quality on health, productivity and wellbeing in the context of energy performance of housing and school building stock.

Study on schools:

  • What is the impact of ventilation strategies on energy use in existing and modern schools?
  • Ventilation requirements conducive to learning: are the current ventilation rates mediocre?
  • Ventilation requirements conducive to health: Victorian vs. modern schools
  • What is the impact of building operation and management practices on IAQ in schools?
  • IAQ for Dummies: from design to operation

Study on domestic buildings:

  • Understanding the links between housing, energy and wellbeing
  • What are the health impacts of energy efficiency retrofits?
  • Targeting specific air pollutants
  • Understanding the importance of implementing retrofits alongside ventilation improvements to minimise the risk of poor IAQ​
  • What are the maintenance issues for filtration/ventilation?
  • Need to measure the air in buildings