By Alexander Landa
Did you know that green building makes you smarter? Well, in case you didn't, you can learn more at ABX 2016 next week. In one of the multiple sessions we're sponsoring at ABX next week, C21: How Green Building Make Your Clients Smarter, get all the details of this awesome Harvard Study. Here's who will be speaking next Thursday.
Jose Guillermo Cedeno Laurent Researcher Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Jennifer Taranto LEED AP ID+C, BD+C, WELL AP Director of Sustainability Structure Tone, Inc.
Augusta Williams Researcher Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
C21: How Green Building Make Your Clients Smarter: Green Buildings have measurable positive effects on brain function. The ability to provide data on how design impacts occupant productivity is key to moving client towards valuing and advocating for green building features. This presentation will share the key findings from the Harvard Cognitive Function study and will review outcomes of the industry transforming research where cognitive function scores were better in green building conditions compared to the conventional building conditions across multiple functional domains, including crisis response, strategy, and focused activity level. On average, cognitive scores were 101 percent higher in enhanced green building conditions. CO2, VOCs, and ventilation rate all had significant, independent impacts on cognitive function. Because this study was designed to reflect indoor environments encountered by large numbers of people every day, these findings have far ranging implications for worker productivity, student learning, and safety.
Thursday, November 17th, 2016
10:00AM – 11:30AM