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Green Buildings can improve employee health and bring wellness says a report launched at Greenbuild India conference 2017

U.S. Green Building Council; GBCI and Jones Lang LaSalle Incorporated (JLL) unveiled a report, titled ‘Future at work- Wellness in the built environment’ at the Greenbuild India 2017 Conference & Expo. The report highlights the importance of wellness at the workplace and how one can enhance the health and wellbeing of employees.

Future at work- ‘Wellness in the built environment’ details that the physical and social environment play an important role on an individual’s health as most time is spent indoors, either at the workplace or at home.  Nearly 90% of time is spent indoors, amongst which 40% would be at workplaces.

According to Ms Mili Majumdar, Managing Director, Green Business Certification Institute and Sr. Vice President – U.S. Green Building Council adds, “In the past few weeks, public concern about the quality of the air we breathe has been growing. With buildings and transportation being the two biggest drivers of emissions on the planet, green building rating systems—such as LEED— emphasize new designs and practices that foster all aspects of a clean, safe environment, including air quality, reduced energy consumption, water preservation and sustainable transportation.  To this regard, LEED, has always been rooted in human health and LEED-certified buildings are beneficial to the health and well-being of their occupants as they contribute to reduced sickness and disease, faster healing, and greater productivity. With an increased awareness on green buildings and employee’s health, we hope that the government and corporates give the built environment in which one works utmost importance as it is not difficult for an organization to achieve employee well-being”.

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