How to design buildings to help improve health and happiness?

On average, 90% of our lifetime will be spent indoors.

Together with Ghelamco Poland Sweco helped design an indoor environment with people in focus  making health and well-being a top priority.

In terms of the solutions implemented in Warsaw UNIT, we’re particularly happy with focus on the air quality and improving health aspects in the indoor environment, says Daniel Hojniak, Senior Sustainability and Well-Being consultant.

In situations where outdoor air is polluted or indoor activity causes pollution, air quality should be monitored in real time and action taken to reduce pollutant levels. Regulations across Europe set advisory levels for the minimum required fresh air flow in buildings. These advisory levels are also incorporated in certification methods such as WELL, BREEAM, DGNB and LEED.

Sweco is a proud member of the International WELL Building Institute and working, together with the organisation and business representatives, towards improving health, safety an equity in buildings and cities.

More information about actions towards healthy environments

In this report “Healthy buildings, cities and you – How to design future living environments“ experts show that it is possible for cities and buildings to be transformed into systems that can benefit our health.

ALLERØD, DENMARK. Visualisation: Omega Render, Sweco Architects

ALLERØD, DENMARK. Visualisation: Omega Render, Sweco Architects


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Daniel Hojniak

Daniel Hojniak is a Senior Sustainability and Well-Being consultant. He is passionate about engineering solutions that make buildings better places to live and work. Daniel was involved in a wide range of international projects including high-end office, retail, residential and industrial developments. He is a WELL, LEED and BREEAM Accredited Professional as well as 2021 and 2019 IWBI Leadership award recipient.