The Psychology of Green Buildings: 15 Research-Backed Benefits
It’s no secret that green buildings help businesses lower their carbon footprint and cut back on operational costs. However, can buildings also affect the health of the occupants?
Research shows that green building features such as clean indoor quality, biophilic views, living walls, and sufficient ambient light have a positive impact on our health and performance. With human beings spending an average of 90 percent of their time indoors, occupants are increasingly looking for green spaces to spend their workdays and improve their well-being. Three in four workers said in a survey by the U.S. Green Building Council that they would prefer a job in a LEED-certified building over one in a non-certified building, showing the surging demand of greener environments.
According to another survey by Dodge Data & Analytics, almost a majority of respondents expect their projects to be green by 2021. As builders and construction professionals invest in green buildings, they will want to focus on the components and materials that can improve the well-being and satisfaction of their tenants, employees, and clients. This will, in turn, lead to better retention and increased RO in the long run.
To show the impact of these green building components, BigRentz created an infographic that highlights 15 research-backed ways sustainable environments affect our thinking and health, and the features construction teams and contractors will want to incorporate.
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