Effects of green building certification on organizational productivity metrics

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.4224/23001861
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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleResearch Report (National Research Council Canada. Construction); no. RR-399
Physical description27 p.
Subjectgreen buildings, offices, productivity, sustainable, job performance, job satisfaction
AbstractThere is increasing interest in understanding how office accommodation affects organizational productivity. Data on metrics of engagement, job satisfaction, job performance, and facility complaints for thousands of employees of a large Canadian financial organization were analysed to explore differences in outcomes between those working in green-certified office buildings and those in otherwise similar conventional buildings. Overall, green buildings demonstrated higher scores on survey outcomes related to job satisfaction, value to clients and stakeholders, evaluation of management, and corporate engagement. There was also a tendency for manager-assessed job performance to be higher in green buildings. Nevertheless, not all green buildings outperformed all conventional buildings, and superior performance was not exhibited on all outcomes examined. A key observation is that such metrics are routinely recorded by organizations, but relating them to building characteristics is new. Recognition of such data sets opens up many promising avenues for buildings research.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Construction
LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNational Research Council Canada; Construction
Peer reviewedNo
NRC numberNRC-CONST-56186
NPARC number23001861
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Record created2017-04-26
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