Giulia works with TFT clients to support their sustainability and wellbeing performance objectives at a masterplan and building level for both commercial and residential properties. Her experience also includes building performance monitoring and evaluation as well as sustainable and healthy materials procurement advice. Giulia also acts as a course and dissertation industry tutor for UCL Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable Buildings MSc, guiding students towards wellbeing and energy-efficient focused designs and research projects. She has presented at various events and online seminars on the business case for health and wellbeing and how a sustainable and wellbeing-oriented design supports asset resilience.
Giulia is WELL™ certified with experience working with WELL™ v1 and v2, as well as Fitwel® certified assessments, and has been involved in the development and review of bespoke sustainability and wellbeing frameworks/strategies tailored to client’s long-term targets or pilot projects.
She has recently completed the post occupancy evaluation (POE) of a new built office building in central London 18 months after first occupation. The exercise included review of occupants’ feedback, energy and water data analysis. The results and recommendations have been summarised in a report for the client to enable them to take urgent actions to improve building performance.
- Supporting the review of certification under the WELL™ v2 for a new office tower over one million sq ft.
Giulia guided the client on the base-build of the building and preparation of tenant fit-out strategies and costs to achieve Silver and Gold level of the certification. This project was commissioned by a London-based property developer.
- Post occupancy evaluation (POE) of an office building in central London prior to refurbishment.
The exercise included occupants’ engagement, data analysis, results report and discussions with project designers to embed occupant feedback on the refurbishment. A similar study will be carried out a few months after the refurbishment completion to compare results and allow for additional feedback implementation and fine tuning of the newly installed systems.
Ciao (I’m Italian!)
Having the opportunity to guide and support a design team towards a sustainable and wellbeing-oriented design is very rewarding, as it provides the opportunity to improve the design and construction practices and move away from business-as-usual and towards a new best practice. I like to think outside the box when it comes to buildings so that occupants’ health and resource efficiency can be delivered together.
Outside the office I keep myself busy travelling when I can, discovering new places or revisiting places closest to my heart. When I’m not out on an adventure, I like to workout and train for new sporting challenges, such as my recent new feat: completing my first (sprint) triathlon!