After two successful studies, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health begins the third stage of its healthy buildings research.
The following video outlines the direction of the global study.
According to the World Green Building Council:
“A study that will examine how the indoor environments of 100 office buildings around the world impact employee productivity and health has been launched by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and SUNY Upstate Medical University, with backing from WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board members United Technologies and JLL. The study will assess employees’ cognitive function performance using a ‘ForHealth’ kit – placing an environmental sensor at each worker’s desk and a wrist monitor to capture feedback on their sleep and physical activity. The sensors connect to a custom-built ‘ForHealth’ app, that integrates data from the sensors and is used to administer tests.”