2014 WorldGBC report finds overwhelming evidence linking office design with staff health and productivity

This report, released in September 2014 from the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) finds “overwhelming evidence” that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff.

Health, well-being and productivity in offices: The next chapter for green building finds that a range of factors – from air quality and lighting, to views of nature and interior layout – can affect the health, satisfaction and job performance of office workers.

The report – sponsored by JLL, Lend Lease and Skanska – also presents a simple toolkit that businesses can use to measure the health, wellbeing and productivity of their buildings and inform financial decision-making. Understanding the link between workers and their workplace helps to drive the business case for higher quality, healthy and greener buildings, valued by investors, developers and tenants alike.

With salaries and benefits typically responsible for 90 per cent of an organization’s expenditure, any higher construction or occupation costs are far outweighed by even small improvements in staff performance.

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