A report on “Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices: The Next Chapter for Green Building” was published by WorldGBC in 2014 presents overwhelming evidence that office design significantly impacts the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff. The report raised awareness of different building sectors and set out a framework for organisations to measure how their building impacts on their most valuable asset, their employees globally. To build on the foundation provided by the report, WorldGBC launched a 2-year Better Places for People – Global Campaign in 2015 to ensure that these principles can be taken forward beyond just the office sector.
The Hong Kong Green Building Council Limited (HKGBC) is a non-profit, member led organisation established in 2009 which strives to promote the standards and developments of sustainable buildings in Hong Kong. The HKGBC is aware of the importance of health, wellbeing and productivity of occupants in the building and construction sectors therefore actively involved in the aforementioned publication and campaign for providing input and advice to the project.
Please visit www.hkgbc.org.hk to learn more about what we do. For more information on the campaign, please visit www.betterplacesforpeople.org.