1 May 2014 — As part of a World Green Building Council project on the health and productivity benefits of green buildings, a survey is being undertaken in conjunction with McGraw Hill Construction. The survey aims to gather responses from building owners, architects and contractors to gain a picture of the depth of industry awareness and consideration of health issues during project design and construction, and the benefits experienced by taking health factors into account.

It will also explore the drivers and obstacles to greater consideration of health factors by the industry and the most common ways used to improve the impact of buildings on occupant health. McGraw Hill will use the results to produce a Health Impacts of Buildings SmartMarket Report for distribution to the global design and construction community.

The WorldGBC project aims to expand the body of research on the health and productivity outcomes from green building and the financial value of the benefits. It also plans to provide best practice guidance on specific features such as daylighting, ventilation and improved indoor office environments that enhance productivity benefits, information that in turn can inform investment decisions.

The Green Building Councils of Hong Kong, United Kingdom, United States and Colombia are partnering with the WorldGBC for research and delivery.

The survey takes around 15 minutes, and closes 5 May 2014. For further details, and to take the survey go here.