A recent study conducted by Dodge Data & Analytics with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has found that architects and building owners are beginning to place higher priority of the impacts of design decisions on human health. Nearly 75% of architects and 67% of owners responded that health considerations now play a role in how their buildings are designed, indicating that healthy environments have become an important tool in marketing to tenants and consumers.
According to the report, the five healthy building features most often used by architects include:
- Better lighting/daylighting exposure
- Products that enhance thermal comfort
- Spaces that enhance social interaction
- Enhanced air quality
- Products that enhance acoustical comfort
The findings align with the goals of the AIA’s Design and Health initiative, which strives to improve health outcomes for people and communities while enhancing well-being, safety and environmental quality.
News via the American Institute of Architects.