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An exploration odyssey about REAL ESTATE and the (real) STATE of HUMANS.

This podcast about user experience on university campuses will help you to create a positive impact by raising awareness and providing best practice examples about rethinking the learning environment to maximize human potential.
I talk with experts to explore new perspectives and their practical implementation on cutting-edge topics. State of learn/work environment (physical, digital, social) and of people's health (body, mind, heart, spirit).

Meaning of the "E":
- Effectiveness.
- Efficiency.
- Evidence.
- Engagement.

The "E" of Real Estate Rene Stevens

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An exploration odyssey about REAL ESTATE and the (real) STATE of HUMANS.

This podcast about user experience on university campuses will help you to create a positive impact by raising awareness and providing best practice examples about rethinking the learning environment to maximize human potential.
I talk with experts to explore new perspectives and their practical implementation on cutting-edge topics. State of learn/work environment (physical, digital, social) and of people's health (body, mind, heart, spirit).

Meaning of the "E":
- Effectiveness.
- Efficiency.
- Evidence.
- Engagement.

    Intelligent Buildings Are For People – Derek Clements-Croome

    Intelligent Buildings Are For People – Derek Clements-Croome

    Intelligent Buildings should move away from a focus on technology and building efficiency, to a focus on the needs of owners, their businesses, and most importantly their people.

    The key players should work in a holistic ecosystem to offer one common purpose: creating better experiences for people.

    Intelligent Building have existed for thousands of years but different centuries and cultures express them in different ways so what is an intelligent building? Is it one that serves the needs of people in functional ways but is also beautiful not just visually but in the simplicity and sensory ways it achieves these needs.

    In the 21st century intelligent buildings tend to be ones that are very technology driven but already we can see the impact of changes in society in that they need to be responsible for health and well-being of the occupants so bring in a caring and humane approach that offsets the hard faces of construction and technology. Too often an intelligent building is reduced down to the choice of a building management system but there is much more to it than that.

    Intelligent buildings can become energy generators not only in the literal sense but also to charge their users instead of depleting their vital life energy.

    The key criteria for achieving good quality intelligent buildings are:

    • Satisfying client and supply stakeholder objectives and needs;

    • Meeting social and environmental needs

    • Recognition of available resources.



    An intelligent building starts with a good client brief and should comprise of:

    • A clearly articulated project vision and mission;

    • A recognition of the planning, design and procurement realities

    • Clarity about the use of a whole-life value approach.

    An intelligent building is one that is responsive to the requirements of occupants, organisations and society. It is sustainable in terms of energy and water consumption besides being lowly polluting in terms of emissions and waste: healthy in terms of well-being for the people living and working within it; and functional according to the user needs.

    The built environment affects our physical, mental and social well-being. Many elements in the built environment contribute to establishing a milieu which helps people to be healthier and have the energy to concentrate while being free to be creative. We spend much of our lives in buildings, so they have an important role to play within this total picture. This demands us to embrace change and think beyond the conventional wisdom while retaining our respect for it.

    Derek Clements-Croome worked in the building design and contracting industry before entering university life. He has founded and directed courses including a BSc in building environmental engineering at Loughborough University and an interdisciplinary MSc in Intelligent Buildings at Reading University covering design and management of intelligent buildings. He has also worked in architecture and building engineering at the university of Bath.

    He now offers strategic advice to clients, designers and facilities managers on attaining and managing healthy and sustainable environments in buildings of all types. He researches, writes and lectures on these issues for companies and wider audiences nationally and internationally.

    Derek is Editor and founder of Intelligent Buildings International Journal. He was involved in several international research projects and publications on Intelligent Buildings, sustainable design, health and well-being.

    He wrote several books of which Creating the Productive Workplace: Places to work creatively is the latest (2018). Right now he is working on a new book.

    Designing intelligent buildings and cities for people to enjoy and work in creatively and effectively is the leading theme through his career.

    More on his website http://www.derekcroome.com 

    • 59 min
    FENG SHUI, the Psychology of Place = Energy + Intention + Ritual - Jan Cisek

    FENG SHUI, the Psychology of Place = Energy + Intention + Ritual - Jan Cisek

    EVIDENCE BASED FENG SHUI

    Feng Shui, the Psychology of Place = Energy + Intention + Ritual. A big part of feng shui is based on common sense and good design.

    In this podcast we will explore the application of evidence-based Feng Shui in the learn/work environment. To boost user experience and maybe even study outcome?

    How can a learning environment (physical/digital/social) be used as a tool to enhance not only organisational goals but also user experience, health, well-being and consciousness?

    Effects of electro-smog and radiation (Wi-Fi, mobile masts, 5G, etc.) on the wellness as well as productivity, creativity, job satisfaction and job retention and reducing stress in workplaces.

    There are over 3300 papers on the health benefits of spirituality, and some of them are environmentally, feng shui related. Over the last ten years, the values of people have shifted from having stuff (human values) to being and health (spiritual/transpersonal values) and people are seeking environmental solutions to reflect and align their homes with these new values.

    Jan Cisek MSc Environmental Psychology and Feng Shui Society Accredited is working on his PhD in feng shui, which will relate to key feng shui principles that can be used in workplaces to boost productivity, innovation and general wellness. Spiritual and transpersonal dimension is an integral part of this approach.

    He has 35+ years of experience in feng shui and a background in interior design, design and branding, electromagnetics and geopathics as well as a master degree in environmental psychology which taught him the science behind feng shui, how it works, what it does and the intrinsic nature of feng shui principles.

    He specialised in Holistic and Integral Feng Shui which works in many domains: environmental or physical, emotional, intellectual or psychological, social, cultural, virtual and spiritual.

    Jan is one of the very few feng shui consultants in the world with a master’s degree in Environmental Psychology, thereby combining the scientific rigour of the West to the ancient Eastern art of feng shui. Most of his advice is evidence-based so you can trust and have confidence that it will work because it’s based on the latest research. Jan has a UK government Ofqual accredited diploma in Practical Spirituality and Wellness, which is an evidence-based discipline and also works as a Spiritual Health Mentor.

    Jan’s feng shui approach is integral, holistic, transpersonal and encompassing classical feng shui and modern feng shui with a host of related disciplines such as geopathics, electromagnetics, environmental psychology, cognitive ergonomics, transpersonal psychology, wellness and so on.

    More on his website: http://www.fengshuilondon.net/about-jan-cisek-feng-shui-consultant

    Apart from feng shui and environmental psychology expertise, Jan is also an accelerated learning expert and speed-reading coach. Optimising learning, and work environments is his passion.

    • 55 min
    Radionics – Radiesthesia, how can it possibly work? - Nick Franks

    Radionics – Radiesthesia, how can it possibly work? - Nick Franks

    RADIONICS: SPOOKY ACTION AT A DISTANCE.

    Nick Franks made an attempt to answer the central question 'but how could it possibly work?'

    Radionics is a controversial therapeutic modality which combines Radiesthesia (pendulum dowsing and related sensory skills) with the use of psycho-activated codes, symbols and instruments.

    Radionics has developed such that it may be used to treat not only humans but also animals, crops and soils, and, potentially, the ecosphere itself. The basis therefore, is the contention that human consciousness can be projected in a manner that can influence the action of Nature to positive effect.

    Nick Franks made an attempt to answer the central question 'but how could it possibly work?'

    The attempt to answer this question forces a rethink of fundamental ideas about man, Nature, and the origins of what we perceive to be reality. In response to critiques of Radionics which claim it is some form of magic, Nick suggests that Radionic techniques arise from the inner structure of Nature itself.

    “Radionics is certainly the strangest of all vibrational-medicine approaches, but is one that may ultimately teach us the most about the vibrational nature of healing and human consciousness itself.”- Richard Gerber M.D.

    Nick Franks was born in Manchester (UK) and educated at Manchester University where he received an Honours degree in Economics. In 1973 he co-founded AMEK SYSTEMS & CONTROLS LTD (later AMEK TECHNOLOGY GROUP Plc. AMEK manufactured professional audio mixing consoles and its large customer base included many of the world's leading broadcast, recording, and sound reinforcement companies and also numerous multi-platinum recording artists.

    In 1997 Nick departed the professional audio industry and began to develop an existing interest in Radionics and Homoeopathy. Almost entirely self-taught in both Radionics and Homeopathy, his current main line of work is the development of Radionic instruments and codes.

    Radionics – Radiesthesia – the pendulum – vibrational medicine

    For further information about Radionics/Radiesthesia see his book: 21st CENTURY RADIONICS (2012) ISBN 978-0-9573111-0-7

    Or the website: www.radionics.co.uk

    The "E" of real estate podcast is about user experience on university campuses and will help you to create a positive impact by raising awareness and providing best practice examples about rethinking the learning environment to maximize human potential.

    A kind of GPS, to tell you where you are on the way to your desired targets. A GPS with objective measurable coordinates of: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Evidence and Engagement.

    That is the meaning of the "E" in the name of this podcast. An exploration odyssey about REAL ESTATE and the (real) STATE of Humans. The interface and interaction between the state of the built environment (physical, digital, social) and of the health (body, mind, heart, spirit) of people using the built environment.

    • 48 min
    Thoughts on Architecture, Myths & Management – Thomas Saunder

    Thoughts on Architecture, Myths & Management – Thomas Saunder

    An interview about architecture, myths & management that will give you plenty of food for your own thought and reflection. Thomas Saunders has devoted much of his professional life exploring the bonds linking architecture, nature’s geometry and the authentic Tarot’s archetypes with the human experience, our health and the world about us. He is chartered architect and Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects (FRIBA).

    He was a visiting lecturer on Professional Practice and Business Management at the school of architecture now known as The University of East London.

    His presentations and seminars express the perennial esoteric wisdom of the arts and sciences that have been taught throughout the ages.

    Goethe’s quote Architecture is frozen music—inspired him to research the fundamental principles of design, geometry and the structure of a building based on harmonic ratios, musical intervals and proportional volumes. These will resonate with the same harmonic ratios in our body. Such vibrational sounds and colours create a life-enhancing environment.

    He was the founder and CEO of the architectural firm The Thomas Saunders Partnership (TTSP) with about 130 staff.

    After 21 years as the senior partner he was prompted by Joseph Campbell’s remark, “The real killer in life is when you are at the top of the ladder and realise it is leaning against the wrong wall.” At that point, he knew he had to move on to explore wider horizons. TTSP continues to be a well-regarded international practice.

    Since his ‘retirement’ from TTSP in 1984, he has acted as an independent consultant architect (Thomas Saunders Consultants Ltd.) and writing and presenting seminars.

    The authentic Tarot’s profound symbolic language and encoded arcane teachings can give us insights to enhance our daily lives and understand our own human psyche and the full spectrum of human nature. Perennial, mystery school teachings as a modern management tool and ethical guide in business activities and politics

    He is a practicing dowser, was a long-term member of the National Federation of Healers and an Associate Lecturer at the University of the Arts London.

    Not the average architect you can say. A free-thinking person with a rigorous brain exploring the spiritual world, and being open to experiences.

    For further information see his books/publications:

    · The Boiled Frog Syndrome – Your Health and the Built Environment (2001) ISBN-10: 0470845538 ISBN-13: 978-0470845530.

    · Health Hazards and Electromagnetic Fields in hospital design and equipment (2003): a commission paper published by Elsevier Science Limited.

    · The Authentic Tarot – Discovering Your Inner Self (2007) ISBN-10: 1905857152 ISBN-13: 978-1905857159

    · Getting A Life, (2014) Autobiography. ASIN: B01K0S1E0G

    · Thoughts on Architecture, Myths & Management (To be released in 2020)

    Or the website: www.authentictarot.com

    The "E" of real estate podcast is about user experience on university campuses and will help you to create a positive impact by raising awareness and providing best practice examples about rethinking the learning environment to maximize human potential.

    A kind of GPS, to tell you where you are on the way to your desired targets. A GPS with objective measurable coordinates of: Effectiveness, Efficiency, Evidence and Engagement.

    That is the meaning of the "E" in the name of this podcast. An exploration odyssey about REAL ESTATE and the (real) STATE of Humans. The interface and interaction between the state of the built environment (physical, digital, social) and of the health (body, mind, heart, spirit) of people using the built environment.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    BioGeometry: Solutions to Harmonize Environment Distortions - Ibrahim Karim

    BioGeometry: Solutions to Harmonize Environment Distortions - Ibrahim Karim

    In architecture we have the adage: “Form follows Function.” (Walter Gropius, Bauhaus). Dr Ibrahim Karim, professor, architect, scientist, author and creator of BioGeometry has a more holistic viewpoint. “Energy and Shape create Function.”

    Dr Karim is a truly Renaissance Man, who combines science and spirituality in a practical and applicable way for daily life situations. His unified harmonious worldview is based on a new multidimensional ‘PHYSICS OF QUALITY'. The practicality of his worldview has been demonstrated in the environmental solutions that BioGeometry provides in many areas of life.

    Dr. Karim helps us understand how we can live richer, more 'connected' lives by learning the 'language' of Nature -- the essence of BioGeometry. It's a language that was known in the ancient traditions, including the Egyptian temple sciences, but got lost. If we could relearn it... if we could again communicate with Nature in its own language... we would then be able to examine our homes, learn/work environment, our health, our food, and our devices (such as cell phones), and determine whether they are supportive of life or not for ourselves, our pets, our environment. If they are not, the science of BioGeometry gives us, as verified by numerous studies, a way to directly adjust them so they become beneficial.

    ENERGY is ‘the ability of something to produce an effect.’

    Energy is defined through its qualities, its effect on other things.

    Angels are qualities in a prism.

    Angels are components of FORM. Angles and shapes are ‘frozen’ Qualities. They effect the environment (Physical, Digital, Social).

    With the science of QUALITYwe can bring harmony into the environment.

    Every SHAPE has QUALITIESwhich affect everything in the environment.

    BioGeometry focuses on reproducing the harmonizing quality (found in sacred power spots) that supports life. ANY SHAPE COULD BE CALLED SACRED/SPIRITUAL. This design principal exists in all natural shapes. It is the way that nature designs.

    Spirituality means living in full harmony with the forces in nature. A certain order that bring order in the universe. Spirituality is actually acknowledging that nature has a certain energy on a certain level that can balance all the visible and invisible energies.

    For further information about BioGeometry see his books:

    · Back to a Future for Mankind (2010) Translated and published in Chinese and Italian. And 5 language versions are underway. (ISBN 978-1449963958

    · BioGeometry Signatures, Harmonizing the Body’s Subtle Energy Exchange with the Environment. (2016) ISBN 9781537783888

    Or the website: www.biogeometry.com

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Academic use of dowsing to re-balance subtle energies in places - Tony Scofield

    Academic use of dowsing to re-balance subtle energies in places - Tony Scofield

    “If you think that the world is only material, than you are missing a huge part of human experience.” Dr. Peter Fenwick

    An interview with Tony Scofield about the symbiosis of intellectual rigour with open mindedness to empower people’s health, well-being and potential. A transmodern shift into a new paradigm and state of mind that enhances mainstream science to include consciousness and spirituality. Reconciling science with man’s spiritual essence for a better quality of life and problem solving, both for the individual and organisations.

    An open mind and a clear intent gives the opportunity to incorporate the intangible spiritual subtle energies in reshaping and enhancing an university campus environment (physical, digital, social). Such an intervention can be used to cure and also as a prevention by balancing and harmonising the subtle energies.

    Radionics: is a healing technique in which our natural extra sensory perception (ESP) faculties are used both to discover the energetic disturbance underlying illness and to encourage the return of a normal energetic field that supports health. It is independent of the distance between practitioner and patient.

    Dowsing: The ability to use a natural sensitivity which enable us to KNOW (by some means that we do not understand) things that we cannot know by the use of the day to day brain, by learning, by experience or by the five senses. (J. Scott-Elliot, 1975)

    If a place is treated we act as healers of the environment and that will include those within it, as people are part of the place. Healing places is similar as what a healer does for a human patient. Correcting the energy and harmonise the situation in a holistic approach. Seeing the environment as an eco-system consisting of 3 interconnected areas: Physical environment, Digital environment and the Social environment. The environment is a catalyst for human performance and therefore has a strategic impact on the core business of any organisation. But also on the health, well-being and consciousness of people, on a body, mind, heart and spirit level.

    Learn from every case and modify your ‘model’ accordingly.

    There is not only one right way.

    Tony Scofield MSc has a PhD in Animal Psychology from the University of Nottingham and worked for many years as a lecturer in the University of London. He has conducted research and published in a number of areas including physiology, homeopathy and healing. He developed an interest in dowsing for, and re-balancing of, land energies for which he designed ‘The Harmonizer’, now commercially available. Tony was chairman of the council of the Radionic Association (Established in 1943) and is editor of its journal.

    He edited the book Horizons in Radionics, energy medicine for the 21st century,.2003. (ISBN 0 9545786 0 0).

    • 46 min

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