Science for Health and Energy

Mindful leadership means providing Worksite Wellness Programs and a Healthy Sustainable Environment for your employees and your mission. 

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Worksite Wellness at a Glance

  • Helps employees take responsibility for lifestyle choices
  • Educates workforce about hazards and opportunities for wellness
  • Enhances employee productivity
  • Reduces absences and idleness
  • Reduces health care costs
  • Shifts health care paradigm from treatment to prevention

Quality Work and Quality Living

“A positive wellness culture in the workplace contributes to the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of workers. The workplace becomes more productive and constructive when employers integrate breaks for rejuvenation. It also helps to establish clear and reasonable roles and responsibilities and respect the time and talents of individuals and their non-work demands. These steps provide the organization with more opportunity to reduce the number of sick days and health-associated costs. Are you working to make your office a healthy place for yourself and your colleagues?” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Green Meetings

Allow us to provide our training using Green Meeting technologies. We can conduct our training through virtual meetings. This is an excellent way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from travel and to reduce costs. Employees can teleconference, use conference calls, or join us for live web meetings. We can also provide pre-recorded training materials custom designed for your company.

Sustainable Workplace

Employees spend a large portion of their lives at work each day. Providing a healthy and sustainable work environment helps to promote productivity and create a culture of employees that value the health of their surroundings. Make sure you are contributing to the health of yourself and the environment by taking care to make environmentally responsible decisions. Whether you’re an employer or an employee, you can work to implement these sustainable best practices into your workplace.

Greening the Built Environment

The buildings in which we live and work have environmental impacts. Mindful planning and design of these buildings can lead to a healthier, more productive workforce. As an occupant, you can take energy conservation measures such as turning off unused lights and opting to take the stairs in order to reduce the environmental impact of your building.

Environmental Impacts of Buildings

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, buildings account for over 40% of primary energy consumed in the United States http://www.cdc.gov/Other/disclaimer.html. Operating buildings efficiently and designing new buildings with resource consumption in mind can help reduce buildings’ burden on the environment. By installing energy-efficient and environmentally preferable features such as LED lighting, low-flow toilets, and automatic-shut-off HVAC systems, a sustainable facility can better use resources and minimize its footprint, reducing energy use and, consequently, our dependence on the potentially health-damaging process of burning fossil fuels

Examples of Green Building Features

  • Exterior sun shades to reduce glare and reduce use of lighting, heating, and cooling systems
  • Automatic systems for powering down lights and other energy-consuming utilities during off hours
  • Conservation fixtures and technologies such as low-flow toilets and LED lighting systems
  • Rich, interesting environments that encourage occupants to be active and more productive
  • Attractive stairwells located in more prominent locations than elevators to encourage stair use, which builds muscle strength, increases stamina, and burns calories
  • Exercise facilities and active-commute amenities such as showers, lockers, and bike parking to encourage physical activity throughout the workday
  • Operating buildings efficiently and designing them with resource consumption in mind to help reduce their environmental burden.

Research & Development

Research at Science for Health & Energy is creating new frontiers in our understanding of human health, behavior and medicine. Because so much of what we do hasn’t been done before, the line between research and product development is wonderfully blurred. The practitioner is often engaged in research and the researcher is involved in real-world systems.

We employ small teams to test new ideas through large-scale experiments on real data, and develop our strategy accordingly. What we discover affects the world both through better products and services, and through the publication and dissemination of our results to the broader academic research community. We value the impact of research and the resulting products. Often the most successful projects achieve both.

The people who comprise Research at Science for Health & Energy publish their research in conventional scientific journals and share information through other venues such as online publications, forums and web training.

Deborah Norris, Ph.D.

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