A set of publications, developed by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices. The findings reveal a major business opportunity to invest in people-centric renovation of existing buildings. Focusing on the health, wellbeing and performance of staff, students and patients will boost property values, financial returns and societal gains through an increased productivity, boosted academic performances and improved healing processes. Policy recommendations are made to secure the substantial societal benefits identified in the research.
The set of publications is based on more than 400 academic articles, dozens of case studies and expert interviews focusing on health, wellbeing and productivity in buildings. This research takes the first step at defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, acoustics, controls and lighting on students, office workers and patients across Europe.
It is possible to access the methodology paper of this project via this link.