Employee production may increase through green building

Better air quality may help productivity.

Multiple reports have surfaced over the years which explain that improving properties through green practices can help improve worker health, as well as make them operate more efficiently.

Environmentally efficient properties have been researched for several years, due to their ability to save money through sustainability. However, there is more to this, as a Rocky Mountain Institute study in 1994 found that productivity in the workplace was improved by approximately 16 percent by having good air quality in a building.

In addition, a study from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory showed that American businesses can actually benefit significantly from keeping workers healthy, and this was as simple as improving air quality in the building. The study showed that by doing this, sick time gained would be approximately worth $58 billion, with worker performance boosts worth another $200 billion.

Finally, another study from Gregory Kats showed that by commercial property managers increasing the indoor environmental quality in a building, tenant companies may see a significant benefit ranging from $37 to $55 per square foot.

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