The intersection between architecture and wellbeing in business is a return on investment. The World Green Building Council noted that staff encompass up to 90% of an organisation’s total costs — anything impacting staff wellbeing affects business. The UK’s Health and Safety Executive reported that in 2015/16, “stress accounted for 37% of all work-related ill health cases.” Studies show that poor ventilation resulting in high carbon dioxide levels (CO2) induces tiredness and impacts decision-making. Good natural lighting, thermal comfort, and access to green space can also increase productivity. Creative design of building spaces and amenities can produce more effective teamwork and collaboration.
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