Author(s): William D. Browning, Joseph J. Romm
Publisher: Rocky Mountain Institute
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Greening the Building and the Bottom Line
Publication date: December 1994
This landmark study makes a new economic case for green design in the workplace. Its message to corporate managers: while energy-efficient design can pay for itself in reduced energy costs alone, it may also produce vastly greater benefits in higher worker productivity, lower absenteeism, fewer errors, better quality, and increased retail sales. Eight documented case studies show that productivity gains from green design can be as high as 16 percent.