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Green Buildings = Increased Productivity

Good news: Green buildings help workers become more productive!green office

Workplace and employers can enjoy reduced sick time and increased productivity when they move to LEED or Energy Star labeled buildings.  Why are the ‘non-green’ buildings so bad?  Chemical contaminants, inadequate ventilation and other problems can lead to Sick Building Syndrome and other health concerns… Could be why you’re dreading Monday morning!

According to the study featured in the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate, 54.5% of tenants reported more productive employees and 45% noticed a decrease of sick days…  A good reason to bring up eco-friendly movements at work!

Check out MNN for the full article here.

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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