Greener buildings LEED to better workers

Posted by Rumin Mann
August 29th, 2010

A new study conducted by researchers at Michigan State University shows that employees who work in environmentally friendly buildings are more productive and take less sick days.

The researchers took employees working in conventional buildings and placed them in Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) buildings, the workers transferred to LEED offices were less prone to absenteeism and stress related problems. Employees also demonstrated a higher level of productivity when working in LEED buildings than conventional offices; this was attributed to perceived improvements in health and well being.

LEED certification is recognized in most countries around the world as the standard for measuring building sustainability, developed by the United States Green Building Council the LEED standard promotes the efficient use of energy and minimal environmental impact.

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