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Green buildings benefit health of people who work there

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Green buildings are not just influential for public health and an ecological way to decrease surface runoff, but also contributes to more attractive city centres. Image source: Shutterstock (#459208612) pictures house facade in Rotterdam, Netherlands

A study by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA) and the National University of Singapore has found that occupants of green buildings are far less likely to experience sick building syndrome, the result of bad air quality and poor ventilation in buildings.

People who work in Green Mark (GM) certified buildings were 60 percent less likely to suffer symptoms as those buildings are better at maintaining a consistent temperature and humidity, excel at regulating fresh air levels, and have lower levels of bacteria and fungi.

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