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The Rise of Science-Backed Subjective Well-Being

By Jamie Anderson & Fergus Anderson
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Designers have long understood the inextricable relationship between buildings and the people inside of them, but the direct link to human health and well-being has only recently come to the fore. Not only does the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) provide a framework to design spaces for maximizing long, healthy lives, but it also creates an environment that emphasizes Subjective Well-being (SWB). This concept aims to improve people’s perceived quality of experience – their personal feelings – about themselves and how they relate to others.

The Rise of Science-Backed Subjective Well-Being

By Jamie Anderson & Fergus Anderson
Blog

Designers have long understood the inextricable relationship between buildings and the people inside of them, but the direct link to human health and well-being has only recently come to the fore. Not only does the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) provide a framework to design spaces for maximizing long, healthy lives, but it also creates an environment that emphasizes Subjective Well-being (SWB). This concept aims to improve people’s perceived quality of experience – their personal feelings – about themselves and how they relate to others.

High Value Found in Small Changes

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Small changes can add up to big savings and Bristol-Myers Squibb knows that very well. Since 2015, the company has identified hundreds of opportunities to reduce emissions and energy and water consumption, equating to more than $11 million in cost savings.

Nestlé Joins TerraCycle as Founding Partner of Loop, Debuts Reusable Ice Cream Packaging

Consumers will be able to enjoy Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream as part of new subscription and home delivery service aiming to shift the supply chain and eliminate waste
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VEVEY, Switzerland and ARLINGTON, Va., January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé’s Häagen-Dazs brand today announced a new service in partnership with global recycling organization TerraCycle, that will provide a first-of-its-kind home delivery service to consumers called Loop. Loop will enable consumers to responsibly enjoy Häagen-Dazs and other household favorite foods and personal care products in customized, durable packaging that are collected, cleaned, refilled and re-used—all from the consumer’s front door step.

Hallmark's DaySpring Greeting Cards Business Achieves Zero-Waste to Landfill Status

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2017 marked the fifth straight year that DaySpring, a Hallmark Greetings business, has achieved “zero waste to landfill” status at their facility in Siloam Springs, Arkansas. They have found alternate ways to process waste generated by DaySpring operations, either by recycling or burning at a waste-to-energy facility.

DaySpring’s annual waste reduction efforts resulted in:

Hershey Aims to Cut the Carbon Footprint of its Chocolate with New Science-Based Target Commitment

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One of the world’s top chocolate companies shared new plans for reducing its impact on the planet – including committing to set Science-Based Targets. But what sets Hershey apart from its peers is not this commitment. It’s the journey behind how it got here.

Leading up to today’s announcement, a lot happened behind the scenes - data was collected, numbers were crunched and methodologies chosen. It required time, human capital and expertise.

Sustainable Forestry Tour: Educating the Social Media Generation

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Domtar, the Forest Stewardship Council® and Procter & Gamble brands Charmin and Bounty recently hosted two social media influencers during a sustainable forestry tour. It’s just one way we’re helping to raise awareness for the next generation of digital natives.

Mars CEO Grant Reid on reinvention, future-proofing and the importance of purpose

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From ever-evolving consumer tastes to environmental challenges, it’s clear the world is changing rapidly – and businesses must adapt in order to keep up. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Joel Weber, Mars Chief Executive Officer Grant Reid discusses how Mars is reinventing itself to transform a century-old business to tackle and keep abreast of social, business, political and environmental change.

Declare Chemical Transparency Program Released in European Building Market

The nutrition label for products expands into Europe for manufacturers, architects and designers
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BOLZANO, Italy, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The International Living Future Institute (ILFI) and Living Future Europe Initiative (LFEI) announce the release of a new edition of the Declare product transparency label for the European building and manufacturer market. The Declare Europe launch is taking place in Bolzano during the 2019 Klimahouse conference, which is focused on the exchange of ideas, innovations and insights on the latest trends in the energy-efficiency and sustainable construction sector.

Sappi Reduces Solid Waste for Fifth Consecutive Year

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The following offers a view of our annual performance in important areas of environmental and social responsibility. We monitor key metrics for fiber, emissions, energy usage and the impact of our operations on air, water and solid waste. We use this data to set improvement goals for our operations and interactions with key stakeholders.

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