What if indoor air quality could improve decision making?
Our Healthy Buildings research program is interested in how buildings can be leveraged to improve human performance. We’ve embarked on a multi-year research endeavor aimed at examining links between indoor air quality and cognitive function, in a series of studies, we call “The COGfx Study”.
In the Lab
In Study 1, the research team found cognitive function test scores doubled when participants were in simulated green building environments with enhanced ventilation as opposed to conventional building environments.
The Impact of Green Buildings on Cognitive FunctionRead the Report
Economic, Environmental and Health Implications of Enhanced Ventilation in Office BuildingsRead the Report
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In the United States
In Study 2, the research team examined real-world building environments to determine if the green certification of high-performing buildings could result in higher cognitive function scores and health benefits for occupants.
The impact of working in a green certified building on cognitive function and healthRead the Report
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In the World
In Study 3, 100 office buildings from around the world took part in a unique research project to examine the effects of global indoor environments on employee productivity and health.