'Green' Buildings May Boost Productivity, Cut Down on Sick Days – SHRM

​When evaluating a job offer, there’s more to consider than salary and health care benefits. New research suggests that working in a green-certified building could improve productivity, job performance and overall well-being. A series of new studies, led by Harvard University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, found that occupants of high-performing green buildings showed higher […]

Future buildings need to be resilient: NZ Green Building Council … – Stuff.co.nz

WAYNE CURTIS The country’s first six-green star office building, the Geyser building in Parnell. Building owners picking themselves up from last week’s earthquake have a unique opportunity to make their property a better investment and workplace, a property body says. The New Zealand Green Building Council is marking its 10th anniversary and in that time, sustainable building […]

Green buildings help us think better, finds report – Curbed

Green design gets a lot of attention for its energy- and money-saving aspects, but determining the buildings’ impacts on health isn’t always easy to quantify. But a team of researchers from Harvard, Syracuse University, and SUNY Upstate Medical Center conducted a study to help shed light on how the built environment can change our ability […]

Spotlight on green buildings in Canada – Corporate Knights Magazine

Illustration by Studio Tipi Howard Roark, the protagonist architect in Ayn Rand’s The Fountainhead, eschews conventional thinking in favour of designing buildings that are elegant and efficient. This, it turns out, is the key to about a third of the solution to climate change and a good deal of human happiness in most industrialized countries, […]

Solar energy systems could be put on Augusta buildings – WRDW-TV

 “I can’t believe I’m looking at my roof and I’ve got a whole solar system up and running,” O’Shea said.  Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) — Augusta won’t be participating in any large solar energy programs yet, but commissioners are looking into smaller projects to save money.Depending on the project, the city has the […]

Green Buildings Improve Cognitive Function – Facility Executive Magazine (press release) (blog)

Improved indoor environmental quality doubled participants’ scores on cognitive function tests, according to a new study by researchers at the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University. Primary support for the study came from United Technologies and its UTC Climate, […]

Rajarhat green buildings to house govt offices – Times of India

KOLKATA: In a bid to develop Rajarhat New Town as a green and smart city, the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) will set up two new utility buildings in the township that will be developed as green buildings. The new buildings will be set up following specifications recommended by the green building technical committee of […]

‘Green buildings’ changed our lives, thanks to vision of Rick Fedrizzi (Your … – Syracuse.com

To the Editor: There is a wave of change happening in the global design and construction industry, and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is the catalyst. A second wave will follow within the USGBC as its founder and longtime CEO Rick Fedrizzi steps down next year as leader of the organization he helped found […]

Are green buildings quake-resistant? | Inquirer Business – Inquirer.net

Two subjects are dominating the construction and property circles nowadays—the rising numbers of sustainable, environment-friendly buildings, and the “Big One” (referring to the perceived “overdue” temblor originating from the Marikina Valley fault that can hit Metro Manila anytime). Thus, the question needs to be asked: Are “green” buildings also designed to be earthquake-resilient? Inquirer Property […]