As part of our commitment to improving productivity and wellbeing in buildings, and building on our Innovate UK and ESPRC funded project WLP+ has become a member of the UK Green Building Council (UK–GBC). UK-GBC is a charity and membership organisation which campaigns for a sustainable built environment, with a diverse membership of more than 400 organisations spanning the entire built environment.
“The World Green Building Council and UK-GBC and have been at the forefront of some of the world’s best research on health, wellbeing and productivity within buildings. We have joined UK-GBC to help disseminate our research on improving worker health, wellbeing and productivity within office buildings under our Whole Life Performance Plus (WLP+) project. We are looking forward to working with the UK-GBC and their members to improve all of our understanding of how to improve the health, wellbeing and productivity of people in buildings.” John O’Brien, Founder and MD
What we know about the link between office design and the health, wellbeing and productivity of staff;
- The ‘90%’ rule: staff costs are approximately 90% of business running costs; people spend 90% of their time in buildings; 90% of business leaders are changing their approach to wellbeing in response to changing expectations
- The physical office environment, including things like temperature, lighting, layout, and facilities, directly impacts staff health and wellbeing
- Better staff health and wellbeing has a significant impact on increasing productivity, reducing costs and therefore business performance
You can learn more by downloading the World-GBC reports on health, wellbeing and productivity in offices via this link.
LCMB is a building performance specialist who helps our clients improve the performance and productivity of their people and buildings. If you are interested in learning how the LCMB team can help you contact John O’Brien on t: 01295 722823. If you would like to know more about LCMB’s WLP+ project to improve worker health, wellbeing and productivity within office buildings you can sign up for updates via www.wlpplus.com.