Workplace wellness has catapulted into many offices around the world and has quickly become a huge priority amongst both companies and employees.
A report by Colliers International revealed that landlords and tenants in Asia-Pacific particularly favor wellness in the workplace, which includes clean air, lighting levels, and pollutant tracking technology.
Just last September, the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) launched the new Green Mark For Healthier Workplaces initiative. The certification assesses offices on their sustainability, energy management, and overall health-related policies.
Now, there has been an overall dip in employee absenteeism and rise in productivity, according to Sam Harvey-Jones, managing director of occupier services Asia at Colliers International.
Engineering consultancy firm Arup Singapore, who led the initiative, has achieved a Green Mark Platinum rating in its Frasers Tower office. It features a live-monitoring system for indoor air quality and carbon dioxide levels, staircases to encourage physical activity, and sit-stand desks.