Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The next chapter for green building
This report from WorldGBC puts forward the best and latest information on the building design features that are known to have positive impacts on the health, wellbeing and productivity of office occupants, and points to financial implications.
It has long been considered the ultimate yet seemingly out of reach test of the business case for green building: if the human benefits could be reliably quantified this would prove beyond all doubt the ROI for investing in building green.
This report does not claim to put this argument completely to rest, but it does put forward the best and latest information on the building design features that are known to have positive impacts on the health, wellbeing and productivity of office occupants and points to financial implications where possible. Further – and what distinguishes this report from others – it provides a high-level framework for building owners, occupiers and their advisors to start tracking the impacts of buildings on employee health, wellbeing and productivity in order to use that information in financial decision-making.
In other words, it sets the groundwork for businesses to begin to answer this tantalising question as to the true payback for building green.
This has been made possible by our sponsors, and an extensive team of experts from the around the Green Building Council global network, who have given up their time to review evidence, debate recommendations and produce this report.