WORKPLACE WELLNESS: Take Charge of your health! !!

Take charge of your office health and Create environment that alleviate stress and fatigue while promoting productivity and creativity.

Employers are also more productive in healthy office environment.

Employees recognise the effect their office environment has on their health and their wellbeing. It increases employee productivity by 50%. In addition New spaces improve attraction and retention of employees.

Tips that helps this happen.

1. Create the right temperature through Air-conditioning and natural ventilation.

2. Proper Lighting with LED bulbs. Allow sufficient outdoor lighting.

3. Calming colours to alleviate stress.

4. A little greenery to clean out the air and liven the environment.

BENEFITS OF GREEN BUILDINGS

The benefits of green buildings can be environmental, economic and social.

Green buildings can not only reduce or eliminate negative impacts on the environment, by using less water, energy or natural resources, but they can – in many cases – have a positive impact on the environment (at the building or city scales) by generating their own energy.

Green buildings offer a number of economic or financial benefits, which are relevant to a range of different people or groups of people.

These include;

– cost savings on utility bills for tenants or households (through energy and water efficiency);

– lower construction costs and higher property value for building developers;

– increased occupancy rates or operating costs for building owners; and

– job creation.

Green building benefits go beyond economics and the environment, and have been shown to bring positive social impacts too. Many of these benefits are around the health and wellbeing of people who work in green offices or live in green homes.

Workers in green, well-ventilated offices record a 101 per cent increase in cognitive scores (brain function) – Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health / Syracuse University Center of Excellence / SUNY Upstate Medical School, 2015.

Employees in offices with windows slept an average of 46 minutes more per night – American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 2013.

Research suggests that better indoor air quality (low concentrations of CO2 and pollutants, and high ventilation rates) can lead to improvements in performance of up to 8 per cent–Park and Yoon, 2011.

Our Better Places for People project focuses on creating buildings which are not only good for the environment, but also support healthier, happier and more productive lives.

Its time to Go Green!!!!

Live Healthy. Work Healthy.

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