Last edited 22 Feb 2021




[edit] Introduction

Buildingomics is an approach to measuring employee performance, wellbeing and productivity. The concept is associated with the green building movement in the United States.

[edit] Basis for research

The concept of buildingomics is built on the COGfx Buildingomics Study. This 2017 research was conducted by Dr Joseph Allen and The Healthy Buildings Team at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts.

The study examines the impact that nine key aspects of the built environment have on building occupants:

  1. Ventilation.
  2. Air quality.
  3. Thermal health.
  4. Moisture.
  5. Dust and pests.
  6. Safety and security.
  7. Water quality.
  8. Noise.
  9. Lighting and views.

Additional non-building factors relating to general good health, such as activity levels and smoking are also considered.

[edit] Health performance Indicators

The data gathered from these factors is assessed based on Health Performance Indicators, or HPIs. Health Performance Indicators take the concepts of Key Performance Indicators and apply them specifically to building performance.

Buildingomics combines the results of the research on these nine key factors to optimise buildings for health in a holistic, multidisciplinary manner.

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