Green buildings help workers stay in the pink

Friday - 8/27/2010, 9:31am EDT

Sue Grady, Assistant Professor of Geography, Michigan State University

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We know that green certified buildings are good for the environment, but they could also be good for your organization's productivity. In a study published by the American Journal of Public Health, employees reported the perception of taking less sick time after moving into LEED-certified buildings. The study's authors say that employees could each work about 39 more hours a year because the buildings often have better light, air quality and ventilation. Dr. Sue Grady, Assistant Professor of Geography at the Michigan State University, explains the findings for us.