A new report from the World Green Building Council (WGBC) finds increasing evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, well-being and productivity of occupants. Green offices have a positive effect on workers within the building. Workers report greater satisfaction when their office is open, bright, and incorporates natural light and greenery. This satisfaction leads to greater productivity and worker retention, both of which are great for a company’s bottom line. Attracting and retaining talented employees is crucial to business success and a green building is a valuable employee benefit.
Other types of green buildings can improve the well-being of everyone in the community. Schools, hospitals, homes, and apartment buildings can all benefit from introducing green concepts. The report details addition interesting findings.
Students in Green Schools score better on tests, have higher attendence, and better learning outcomes
Patients in green hospitals heal faster and require less medication; turnover rates of staff in green
hospitals are significantly lower, reducing the costs to the local community.
Employees in green offices experience less stress, better health and are more productive.
Green homes are healthier homes.
Green buildings create healthier communities that are diverse, affordable, inclusive and healthy
places to live, work and play.