In response to our 2016 case study report, Building the Business Case – which was a huge success with exposure to over 3 million people, more than fifty press mentions, and over 8,000 downloads - we have started the process to develop a new case study report, to be released in March 2018.

The Expressions of Interest for case studies closed on 4 July 2017, with 60 submissions. The submissions were judged on the quality of the health and wellbeing-outcome data and its connection with the indoor environment, how people felt in that space, and their productivity and economic output in those spaces. The top 15 submissions have now been chosen and we are working on developing the full case studies.

We’d like to thank our case study report sponsors, Land Securities and Delta Development, for their commitment to showcasing the best healthy and green buildings globally and taking up the cause themselves in their own projects.

For more information on the guidelines for 2017 submissions, see the document here. For those of you who missed the 2017 submissions, we'll be opening up the Expressions of Interest again in early 2018.

For any questions relating these reports or for sponsorship opportunities for the 2018 report, please contact Colin Powell, Project Manager for Better Places for People, at cpowell@worldgbc.org.

See below for existing case studies from the Better Places for People project.

RETAIL: CUSTOMER PERCEPTION OF PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS

Company: The Crown Estate
Location: Regent Street, London, United Kingdom
Focus: Public realm; Outdoor air quality; Customer perceptions; Customer satisfaction

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RESIDENTIAL: MASHPEE COMMONS

Company: Cornish Associates
Location: Massachusetts, United States

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OFFICE: YORK HOUSE

Company: British Land

Location: London, UK

Priorities: Daylighting, biophilia, active design Results: Total of 800 plants in the office; improved air quality and ventilation

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RETAIL: ECCLESALL ROAD

Company: Marks & Spencer

Location: Sheffield, UK

Focus: Lighting, Decreased water use

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RETAIL: OWNER & MANAGER IMPROVEMENTS

Company: JLL and Legal & General

Location: Cambridge and Northhampton, UK

Focus: Customer perceptions; Comparison of footfall and dwell time across spaces

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RETAIL: ECONOMIC METRICS IN NEWRIVER RETAIL SHOPPING CENTRES

Company: Cushman & Wakefield and NewRiver Retail

Location: United Kingdom (various)

Focus: Economic metrics; Dwell time; Frequency; Average Spend; Conversion

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OFFICE DAYLIGHTING

Company: Microsoft MDOC

Location: Beijing, China

Priorities: Daylighting, Lighting

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OFFICE: INTERIOR LAYOUT IMPROVEMENTS

Company: Plantronics

Location: Swindon, United Kingdom

Priorities: Collaborative layout

Results: Post fit-out absenteeism reduced from 12.7 to 3.5% and workspace satisfaction has risen from 61 to 85%

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OFFICE: LOCATION AND AMENITIES

Company: Isagen

Location: Medellin, Columbia

Priorities: Amenities, Social inclusion

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OFFICE: NOISE AND ACOUSTICS

Company: BHP Biliton

Location: Perth, Australia

Priorities: Acoustics, Flexible workstations

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OFFICE: VIEWS AND BIOPHILIA

Company: Bioconstrucción y Energia Alternativa

Location: Monterrey, Mexico

Priorities: Views, Biophilia

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OFFICE: LOOK AND FEEL

Company: Sphera

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica

Priorities: Colours, Materials, Daylight, Ventilation

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OFFICE: ATRIUM 1 BUILDING

Company: Skanska

Location: Warsaw, Poland

Priorities: Reduced energy, Thermal comfort

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RETAIL: CHESHIRE OAKS

Company: Marks & Spencer

Location: Cheshire, UK

Priorities: Natural materials, daylighting

Results: 22% increase in employee satisfaction surveys; Over 80% customer satisfaction

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OFFICE AIR QUALITY & VENTILATION

Company: Turkish Contractors Association

Location: Ankara, Turkey

Priorities: Ventilation, Thermal comfort

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