Advancing healthy workplace design

Workplaces combine multiple pathways for health risks – from exposure to indoor pollutants to lack of physical activity during work hours. American workers spend over 1,700 hours a year at their jobs – working in buildings that affect their health and the health care costs of their employers.

Research has shown that health promotion through programs, policies, and environmental changes can improve employee health and productivity, with potential savings in healthcare costs. Active Design solutions are not only cost-effective and widely implementable, but they are also capable of providing measurable outcomes. By incorporating Active Design strategies into office environments, employers stand to benefit from employees’ increased productivity and improved quality of life.

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