In a piece on smartcitiesdive.com, Pamela DeLoatch highlights the effect of green spaces on employee performance. DeLoatch goes into depth by taking from a recent study from the Harvard Center for Health and the Global Environment, showing that office workers in a green environment score 97% higher for crisis response, 172% higher for information usage and 183% higher for strategy than in a conventional environment. Companies that want to make their office green spaces can easily start by adding a plant to desks, or looking at LEED best practices for ideas.
Want to know more about certification programs for healthy offices? Read this recently published The New York Times piece, referencing the Fitwel and WELL certificate: How Healthy Is Your Office?