For many years sales, marketing and even executive teams of green, sustainable construction material manufacturers have sold the advantages of using their systems over less "friendly" alternatives.
In the 12 or so years I have been exclusively involved in the industry, I have never heard this one:
A staggering 26% increase in cognitive function test scores was recently observed in workers housed in green-certified buildings when compared to non green equivalents.
If your commercial product offering does conform to such standards, now is perhaps the time to include statistics from the below article. Make your sales teams aware of it, slip it into technical literature, include it in your latest CPD seminars. I hope it brings some value.
Employees who work in certified green buildings have higher cognitive function, less sick leave and higher sleep quality, according to a report from Harvard University. The report, launched at the US Green Building Council’s Greenbuild conference, found that employees in high-performing, green-certified buildings had 26% higher cognitive function test scores than those in similarly high-performing buildings that were not green certified. Researchers studied 109 workers at 10 buildings in five cities across the US. The study also found that employees reported 30% fewer symptoms of sick building syndrome (SBS) and had 6% higher sleep quality scores compared to those working in high-performing buildings that were not green-certified.