Join Ecobuild and UK-GBC in #MyHealthyPlace campaign

Ecobuild has joined forces with Lead Partner the UK Green Buildings Council (UK-GBC) to launch the #MyHealthyPlace campaign championing inspirational design and construction.

The #MyHealthyPlace Twitter campaign celebrates the well-designed buildings and spaces that contribute to our health and well-being, a theme that will be reinforced at the Building Performance hub, one of six CPD-accredited learning hubs running throughout the three-day show.

The Ecobuild community is encouraged to share photos of their favourite spots – from open plan offices and urban developments, to home refurbishments and idyllic rural spaces – the more inspiring and inventive the better.

Julie Hirogoyen, CEO of the UK Green Building Council, said:

“How people feel when they use a place is a really important part of what makes it a success. Making people feel happy, healthy and well is part of being sustainable, whether that’s an individual building, a city or a community. The favourites shared during the #MyHealthyPlace campaign are inspiration to us all.”

Martin Hurn, Event Director at Ecobuild, added:

“When we talk about building performance, we don’t only mean function and efficiency. We’re interested in how buildings help people to live and work. Healthy places factor in light, sound, air quality and layout – using the latest thinking in design, materials and smart building technologies to promote wellbeing.”

To take part in the campaign, send your photos via Twitter to @Ecobuild_Now using #MyHealthyPlace and including details of what the photo shows, where it was taken, the designer (if known) and why you’ve chosen it.

All photos will be displayed on the Ecobuild website and Instagram and the best will be retweeted through Ecobuild and UK-GBC’s official Twitter accounts, @ecobuild_now and @UKGBC.

UK-GBC is Lead Partner for Ecobuild 2016. With the recent launch of the Health, wellbeing and productivity in Retail report and the Offices report in 2014, #MyHealthyPlace aligns with this key stream of work as part of the WorldGBC Better Places for People campaign.

Ecobuild is open from 08-10 March 2016 at London’s ExCeL. For more information visit www.ecobuild.co.uk.