In these contemporary times dominated by the knowledge economy, most of us spend the majority of our time indoors. The design, construction and operation of buildings have a direct impact on the health and wellbeing of building occupants. Indoor air has the potential of being contaminated through the presence of infected people, through building materials or, through contaminants and pollutants that make its way into the indoor environment. This could lead to a variety of building related illnesses. There is an obvious, yet often overlooked interconnectedness between decisions made by architects/engineers/interior designers and healthy living.
Ajman University’s Healthy Building Research Center (HBRC) aims to do impactful research at the intersection of building, environment and health to promote healthy living across communities and societies.
The research at HBRC is focussed on the following areas associated with building plan, design and construction:
The vision of the proposed Healthy Building Research Center is to improve the lives and wellbeing of buildings’ occupants in UAE, the region, and around the globe.
The mission of the center is to provide high quality research and services on how the design, construction, and operation of buildings affect the health and wellbeing of occupants.
The objectives of the research center are:
The center has three working groups:
The HBRC offers the following infrastructure and facilities to its members to enable high quality research: