Green buildings also better for health, not just more energy efficient


According to new research published by the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, “green” building aren’t just beneficial for the environment when it comes to conserving energy and lowering a carbon footprint but also have a number of significant benefits that boost the overall health and well-being of the people that live and work in them.

This new research shows that individuals that live and work in buildings that have been built with a “green” focus in mind suffer significantly less mental fatigue and physical fatigue, deal with a lot less skin irritation, breathe much easier, sleep much easier and generally enjoy a higher level of energy and cognitive ability than those that do not.

Compared to more traditional buildings, green building are better equipped to filter out pollutants, harmful bacteria, fungi, as well as other environmental factors that contributed negatively to overall human health. The majority of the green buildings in Singapore (as well as those found throughout the rest of the world) take advantage of HEPA filtration system, improved lighting solutions, and efficient HVAC platforms energy expenses, carbon footprints, all while improving upon the entire for individuals living and working.

This comes as a huge boost in benefit to proponents of the green building initiative, and it’s going to be much easier to get other physicians and operations on board with this kind of construction approach once more people become exposed to this information.

We have long understood that the “sick building syndrome” wasn’t just a placebo but actually a real-life medical issue, and while it wasn’t necessarily an emergency situation – unless buildings were utilizing dangerous pollutant or deadly construction materials like asbestos and lead or mercury – people are still suffering needlessly because of the environment that they spend a tremendous amount of time in.

Thankfully, more and more green buildings are being established in Singapore on a regular basis organizations that construct green buildings are looking for ways to improve carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide levels, filter out environmental gases and bacteria, and “scrub” the air that is inevitably recycled inside of a communal space so that a sick individual has a lower impact on the masses.

Major investments have been made into the green initiative, and no nation has done more with green building than Singapore. The overwhelming majority of government projects established by Singapore take full advantage of green technology and green engineering practices, and Singapore is widely considered to be one of the leaders in the global community pushing towards a greener future.

It’s incredible to think that we’ve already been able to come up with so many impactful solutions already, considering the fact that green technology is still in its infancy. The odds are good that will be take full advantage of even better solutions and innovations in the next decade, and while it’s impossible to know just how advanced solutions will be 20, 30, or even 50 years from now the potential that we have is immense.

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