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Green buildings bring health benefits

A recent review of studies conducted by Dr. Joseph Allen and fellow researchers highlights the relationship between working and living in green buildings and human health.
According to the review, people working and/or living in green buildings, defined and certified by LEED as minimising impact on the environment by reducing the use of energy and water, recognize important benefits in their health. Direct benefits concern:

  • Indoor air quality
  • Building cleanliness
  • Less exposure to allergens and similar
  • Higher productivity and lower absenteeism

In our latest post we reported the study about the relationship between sustainability in buildings and their financial performance, emphasising that what is good for environment is good for business. With this new research we can add that what is good for environment is good for health in general.
To sum up, we can say that there are so many reasons to go green that there are no more excuses for not going.

Read here the review and the related articles: