People spend 90% of their time in buildings. A recent study showed that high-performance buildings, also known as Green buildings, or those which meet LEED standards, can increase worker productivity by 3%, employee retention by 5%, and decrease absenteeism by 30%.
Since over half of commercial real estate is leased, landlords who choose to implement Green standards help their tenants net labor force gains. Creating a lease contract that encourages both the landlord and the tenant to embrace Green buildings is one way to create positive labor outcomes.
Video Spotlight: Green Offices and Employee Productivity
This post is based on the Facilities Net, How Green Leases Help Achieve Green Buildings by Chris Brown, March 4, 2019, and the YouTube video, Green Offices and Employee Productivity, by JLL, November 3, 2014. Image source: Shutterstock / zlikovec
1. What are the possible factors a Green building possesses that lead to increased labor productivity and decreased turnover?
Guidance: This straightforward question can stimulate discussion about worker productivity and the components of a Green building. Ask students to describe a LEED certified building which they have visited. If they have not been in a Continue reading