Schiavello staff were joined by their clients architects, designers and ergonomists alike to hear about the emerging discipline of Green Ergonomics; the integration of sustainable design to enhance human performance, productivity, health and well-being.

Prof. Alan Hedge, the professor of Ergonomics in the department of Design & Environmental Analysis, Cornell University (USA) discussed the importance of Green Ergonomics and how it is starting to revolutionize green buildings. Focusing on LEED projects in USA, possible developments in Green Ergonomics were spoken about and how these same requirements could readily be integrated into any green building rating and certification system.

Future expansion of the role of ergonomics in sustainable design was considered with a lot of interest by the audience into Alan’s view on the next steps for Australia.

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