Healthier Buildings in Canada 2016:
Transforming Building Design and Construction

This report, commissioned by the Canada Green Building Council® and researched by Dodge Data & Analytics reveals new information about the factors influencing Canada’s building owners, architects, designers, contractors and public health professionals in their decisions for adopting healthier building practices and features.

The Introduction and Executive Summary are available publically.
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This report is a subset of a CaGBC and Delos sponsored North American-focused report called, The Drive Toward Healthier Buildings 2016: Tactical Intelligence to Transform Building Design and Construction (SmartMarket Report).


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Among the key findings in Healthier Buildings in Canada 2016:

  • Nearly half of the Canadian commercial building owners surveyed (46 per cent) say they are able to lease space more quickly in buildings with healthy features, and of the owners that report they see a positive impact on the value of their buildings with healthier practices, over one third (38 per cent) see an increase of seven per cent or more.

  • When asked to rank the top goals for having healthier buildings, owners surveyed ranked improved tenant/employee satisfaction with the building (79 per cent) and happier and healthier building occupants (66 per cent) as their top two choices, showing that occupant comfort is also growing in consideration for owners and operators in Canada.

  • The top healthy building feature among those surveyed was improved indoor lighting conditions and daylighting, with 80 per cent of all respondents incorporating this feature. Rounding out the top three most popular features included, are products that enhance thermal comfort with 77 per cent, and enhanced indoor air quality with 75 per cent.

The Report gives fresh insight into the key drivers for healthy building in Canada.
The two infographics below detail some of the key findings:
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Healthy Buildings Infographic

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