>Effects of Green Buildings on Employee Health and Productivity – abstract

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Authors:

Singh, Amanjeet
Syal, Matt
Grady, Sue C.
Korkmaz, Sinem

Source:

American Journal of Public Health; Sep2010, Vol. 100 Issue 9, p1665-1668, 4p, 1 Diagram, 1 Chart

Document Type:

Article

Subject Terms:

*SUSTAINABLE buildings
*RESEARCH
*SUSTAINABLE development
*SUSTAINABLE architecture
*CONSTRUCTION industry — Environmental aspects
*EMPLOYEE motivation
*EMPLOYEES
*HEALTH

NAICS/Industry Codes:

926110 Administration of General Economic Programs

Abstract:

We investigated the effects of improved indoor environmental quality (IEQ) on perceived health and productivity in occupants who moved from conventional to green (according to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design ratings) office buildings. In 2 retrospective–prospective case studies we found that improved IEQ contributed to reductions in perceived absenteeism and work hours affected by asthma, respiratory allergies, depression, and stress and to self-reported improvements in productivity. These preliminary findings indicate that green buildings may positively affect public health. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

 
 

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Full Text Word Count:

3221

ISSN:

00900036

DOI:

10.2105/AJPH.2009.180687

Accession Number:

53738612

Database:

Academic Source Complete

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