A group of researchers working with
Michigan State University
garnered national headlines for their study of people's productivity
in a conventional office settings compared to being housed in a
LEED-certified green office building.
According to excerpts from the article:
group of researchers working with Michigan State University surveyed
two groups of employees before and after moving from conventional office
buildings to LEED-certified buildings in the same Michigan area. After
moving to the new building, employees said they thought they called out
sick less and were more productive.
The biggest boost comes in
perceived productivity. The study's authors extrapolated that employees
could each work about 39 more hours a year in the new building because
of different working conditions such as better light, air quality and
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