Drive Toward Healthier Buildings SmartMarket Report
The need for greater public awareness and education about the impact of building design on health and well-being is confirmed by a new benchmark attitudinal study. According to “The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings: The Market Drivers and Impact of Building Design and Construction on Occupant Health, Well-Being and Productivity,” the latest SmartMarket report by McGraw Hill Construction, nearly two-thirds of homeowners (63 percent) believe the products and practices they use in their homes affect their health. Yet for more homeowners, energy savings (79 percent) and aesthetics (65 percent) come before the effect of buildings on their health (59 percent) when they make design and construction decisions.
This research, which ASID helped to fund, indicates that designers and architects can encourage the adoption of healthy design practices and products by making the benefits clear and measurable to building owners,” said Randy Fiser, executive vice president and CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID).
ASID and McGraw Hill Construction created an “Interior Design Data Excerpt” from the full SmartMarket report to highlight information of greatest interest to the design community among the comprehensive research findings.
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