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We’re Happier, Healthier in LEED Buildings

According to a recent survey from the U.S. Green Building Council, employees are significantly happier when working in a LEED-certified building. The study showed higher satisfaction and overall workplace happiness in buildings with features such as access to natural sunlight and enhanced indoor air quality.

LEED buildings also are linked to improved productivity, health and wellness, which directly impacts attracting and retaining employees. USGBC’s findings showed more than 90 percent of respondents in LEED-certified buildings said they’re satisfied on the job.

“We discovered that today’s employees are more motivated than ever to work for a company that promotes not just a higher standard of living for its employees, but also of its community,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC, in the official release.

This news is no surprise to us at Garmann/Miller, as we’ve led the march for sustainability and efficiency with 17 LEED for Schools projects. By USGBC’s count, GMAE is ranked No. 13 in the world for firms that have been LEED project administrators for K-12 schools. Architects Kasey Corbet and Mandy Niekamp have acted as administrators on a combined 22 of GMAE’s registered or certified projects. To date, eight of our school buildings have earned LEED Gold certifications and nine have achieved Silver status. Garmann/Miller is also the first firm in Ohio to register a LEED for Schools v4 project.

Reference the survey conducted by Porter Novelli on behalf of USGBC and the full press release to learn more: https://bit.ly/2yIH54k