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Green Buildings and Healthy Buildings -- Let's Prove the Case

By Jane Henley

Sick leave costs the economy a staggering $576 billion a year — and that’s just in the U.S. Wider mental health problems also come at a significant cost through lost productivity, benefit payments and health care — around £70bn in the U.K. alone.

Meanwhile, with the global economy showing signs of growth, recruiting top staff is again a critical issue. The cost of replacing staff has also been estimated to be as high as twice the cost of the outgoing employee’s salary in terms of lost engagement, lost productivity, advertising and recruiting costs and new training.

In fact, 85 …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green