Do active design workplaces improve health and safety?
An Australian study has found employees who work in a new “active design building” spend less time sitting and have less lower back pain, but are more concerned by noise levels.
Researchers from the University of Sydney found that while the employees believed the new building was “more stimulating” than their previous workplaces, productivity remained mostly unchanged.
“Active design is a new concept that includes levels of environmental design, workplace culture and policy,” the researchers said.
“It addresses features of the built environment that can support