Green buildings and productivity

This note provides building design professionals and other green-building stakeholders with an overview of the complex interrelationships which must be managed if green buildings are to deliver improved human productivity.  The note gives a brief background to the relevant issues before discussing two workplace productivity models and addressing a range of challenges facing designers in particular.  Evidence of performance links between building elements important in green building design and productivity impacts from various sources are presented as a guide to the likely gains possible.  Also included is advice on how to activate these links and the performance management pitfalls to look out for.

note summary
  1. Introduction
  2. Background
  3. Human performance in the workplace
  4. Workplace productivity models
  5. The productivity measurement challenge
  6. Activating the performance links
  7. Conclusion