28 Jun '14, 9pm

Building professionals are prioritizing human health

Building industry professionals and owners are placing increasing attention on health in design and construction plans according to a new SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction . USGBC was a contributing partner to the report. The report, “The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity ,” finds that over 70% of commercial architects and residential interior designers, over 60% of nonresidential owners and residential architects, and over 50% of contractors and home builders see health as having a high impact on their decisions by 2016. However, the report also indicates that the critical connection between a healthy building environment and patient health is often missed by the one group of professionals who may matter most — physicians. Other key findings include: Several healt...

Full article: http://www.usgbc.org/articles/new-report-building-profess...

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