USCBG Survey: Employees Healthier, More Productive In Green Buildings
A new survey from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has found that employees who work in LEED-certified green buildings are happier, healthier and more productive than employees in conventional and non-LEED buildings.
The survey also shows that a majority of office workers want to work for companies that are value-oriented and prioritize sustainability. In fact, 84 percent of respondents prefer to work for a company that has a strong, concrete mission and positive values.
Employees know that green building programs like LEED help companies to develop responsible, sustainable and specific plans for green energy, water, waste, transportation and many other factors accountable for the human experience, according to Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC.
The survey results showed that people’s decisions were influenced by whether or not the workplace was in a LEED-certified building. More than 90 percent of respondents in LEED-certified green buildings say they are satisfied on the job and 79 percent say they would choose a job in a LEED-certified building over a non-LEED building.
More than 80 percent of respondents say that being productive on the job and having access to clean, high-quality indoor air contributes to their overall workplace happiness and comfort, and improves their physical health. Plus, 85 percent of employees in LEED-certified buildings also say their access to quality outdoor views and natural sunlight boosts their overall productivity and happiness.