WorldGBC Research on Health, Wellbeing and Performance in Green Schools Now Available in Arabic

Monday 03rd September 2018

 

 

Today, the World Green Building Council has published infographics in Arabic to enhance awareness of the links between educational buildings and improved student performance. The Qatar Green Building Council has translated and produced the infographics in Arabic to help create a fresh wave of engagement around the impact and importance of buildings in the learning environment in the Middle East and North Africa, and how they can shape comfort levels, personal wellbeing and educational performance to enhance the prosperity of this generation and future generations to come. The infographics were first published in November 2017 in English through WorldGBC's Better Places for People project.

By the time a child leaves school, they have spent more time in an educational building than anywhere else, with the exception of their home. To this end, the buildings in which we educate our children have a measurable impact on their wellbeing and development. However, schools are often under-maintained. School is a place a child has to go, no matter the indoor environmental conditions. And young children are impacted by indoor environmental factors, like poor air quality, more than adults.

Studies have proven that well ventilated buildings with good indoor air quality, acoustics and enhanced levels of thermal comfort, lead to better cognitive performance, sleep quality, and a host of other tangible benefits. This work showed that when you build green, you receive health and productivity benefits, and while it didn’t specifically examine schools and the students that occupy them, there’s no reason to believe the results aren’t applicable. It’s reasonably safe to assume that if you build a high performing green school, you are likely to get more productive and healthy students.

We must make a school environment healthy for students in order to help them thrive.

Here, we provide a snapshot of the major research completed in the past 20 years focusing on four topics: indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort, lighting, and acoustics.

CLICK ON THE ICONS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD EACH BRIEFING NOTE IN ARABIC.  

 

 

CLICK ON THE BLUE BOX ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE TO DOWNLOAD A ZIP FILE OF THE INFOGRAPHIC AND FOUR BRIEFING NOTES IN ARABIC.
 

 

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Today, the World Green Building Council has published infographics in Arabic to enhance awareness of the links between educational buildings and improved student performance. The Qatar Green Building Council has translated and produced the infographics in Arabic to help create a fresh wave of engagement around the impact and importance of buildings in the learning environment in the Middle East and North Africa, and how they can shape comfort levels, personal wellbeing and educational performance to enhance the prosperity of this generation and future generations to come. The infographics were first published in November 2017 in English through WorldGBC's Better Places for People project.

By the time a child leaves school, they have spent more time in an educational building than anywhere else, with the exception of their home. To this end, the buildings in which we educate our children have a measurable impact on their wellbeing and development. However, schools are often under-maintained. School is a place a child has to go, no matter the indoor environmental conditions. And young children are impacted by indoor environmental factors, like poor air quality, more than adults.

Studies have proven that well ventilated buildings with good indoor air quality, acoustics and enhanced levels of thermal comfort, lead to better cognitive performance, sleep quality, and a host of other tangible benefits. This work showed that when you build green, you receive health and productivity benefits, and while it didn’t specifically examine schools and the students that occupy them, there’s no reason to believe the results aren’t applicable. It’s reasonably safe to assume that if you build a high performing green school, you are likely to get more productive and healthy students.

We must make a school environment healthy for students in order to help them thrive.

Here, we provide a snapshot of the major research completed in the past 20 years focusing on four topics: indoor air quality (IAQ), thermal comfort, lighting, and acoustics.

CLICK ON THE ICONS BELOW TO DOWNLOAD EACH BRIEFING NOTE IN ARABIC.  

 

 

CLICK ON THE BLUE BOX ON THE TOP RIGHT OF THIS PAGE TO DOWNLOAD A ZIP FILE OF THE INFOGRAPHIC AND FOUR BRIEFING NOTES IN ARABIC.