Coming up November 15th to 17th will be ABX 2016! As part of the Northeast's largest building industry conference and tradeshow, Architecture Boston Expo, the USGBC MA Chapter will be sponsoring multiple panels this year. This year, we're hosting multiple panels, so let's take a look at Wednesday's panel. C21: How Green Building Make Your Clients Smarter – Harvard Study.

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.


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 – Harvard Study
Thursday, 11/17
10:00am – 11:30am
Room 107A

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