101% INCREASE IN COGNITIVE SCORES FOR WORKERS IN A GREEN, WELL-VENTILATED OFFICE.
The building design has the potential to make a positive impact in the health and productivity of users in the work place, with strategies that include thermal health, indoor environmental quality, natural light and biophilia. Further more, communicating to users these improvements has the potential to boost cognitive function, as was proved by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health study.
This study was designed to reflect indoor environments encountered by large numbers of people every day, these findings have far ranging implications for worker productivity, student learning, and safety.
LEED O + M : Commercial Interiors v4.1
Inner spaces must allow to breathe freely, have views towards nature and natural light to increase the productivity and health of the users.
LEED 4.1 O + M: Commercial Interiors comes into force in January 2019 and does not require commissioning, allows design teams that can not have control over the operations of complete buildings, develop interior spaces that are better for the planet and for people.
Green building design that optimizes employee productivity and energy usage will require adopting energy efficient systems and informed operating practices to maximize the benefit to human health while minimizing energy consumption.