Being “green” can help productivity and may help reduce worker sick time, according to the experts.
Two experts on green building will talk
about the advantages of high-performance structures at next week’s Building Owners and
Managers Association convention.
Being “green” can help productivity and may
help reduce worker sick time, say Norman Miller, vice
president of analytics at the CoStar Group, and Pat Garibay, a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-accredited professional
and business development director at Trane.
Miller and Garibay will speak
p.m. Sunday at the Long Beach, Calif., convention center.
Miller authored a study commissioned
of San Diego and CB Richard Ellis on this issue. He
examined the productivity of 500 tenants who worked in LEED- or Energy
Star-certified buildings. The study found that so-called “healthy” buildings
reduce sick time and increase employee productivity.
2010 convention runs Sunday-Tuesday. Full details are at the eventwebsite .