Results across the COGfx studies show that, with the right strategies in place, buildings can play a significant role in improving cognitive function, health and productivity while delivering bottom line benefits to businesses and society.
The COGfx Study 3 took a global approach to explore the role of buildings in public health, examining the indoor environment and its affect on office workers in urban commercial buildings across the globe.
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Associations between acute exposures to PM2.5 and carbon dioxide indoors and cognitive function in office workers: a multicountry longitudinal prospective observational study.
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.
In Study 2, the research team examined real-world building environments to understand if the green certification of high-performing buildings could result in cognitive function scores and health benefits for occupants.
Why You Should Care
New studies from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health’s Center for Health and the Global Environment, SUNY Upstate Medical University and Syracuse University have found that improved indoor environmental quality doubled occupants’ cognitive function test scores.