The World Green Building Council’s report Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building urges companies to make green improvements by highlighting the tangible economic benefits of green building and showcasing improved occupant satisfaction when companies implement new health, wellbeing and productivity features in existing green structures.
The report examines case studies of 11 facilities around the globe that have one or more green certifications including LEED, Green Star and BREEAM. The report evaluates health and wellbeing features that were integrated into the facilities, such as: enhanced fresh air ventilation, acoustic privacy, increase of daylight penetration and use of biophilic design elements such as green walls and extensive indoor plants.
After adding health and wellbeing features into green-certified buildings, companies found that:
This report should send a clear signal to companies with employees as well as building owners and managers providing spaces for these companies.
Key case study results include:
Doing Right by Planet and People: The Business Case for Health and Wellbeing in Green Building is part of WorldGBC’s Better Places for People campaign and the report was sponsored by the global filtration specialists, Mann+Hummel, design and manufacturing group, Saint-Gobain, real estate investment trust company, Landsec, and real estate developers, Delta Development Group.
This report is a follow-up to the 2016 report Building the Business Case: Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Green Offices, released through the Better Places for People campaign.