A new report identifies how greener, healthier retail stores can potentially be more profitable for retailers.
Does your retail business need cleaner indoor air? In the United States alone, there are more than 3,700,000 retail establishments. An estimated one in four jobs in America are retail-supported. The industry has a total GDP impact in the country to the tune of $2.6 trillion. Statistics like this help provide broad insight into the significant relationship retailers have with the health of the U.S. economy. However, it is also important to note how these establishments impact the health of the general public. With so many people patronizing retail shops across America each day, it is imperative to also ask the question “what are retailers doing to ensure their patrons are not exposed to unhealthy air?”
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has said that several well-identified illnesses have been traced to pollutants found in commercial building establishments like those where many retail buildings are located. In turn, many retailers are starting to take precautions to make their business environments healthier and capitalizing on the positive press surrounding the ‘green’ trend.
According to Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), “A new breed of businesses is emerging which understands that better shopping environments lead to better experiences for consumers which, in turn, lead to better economics for retailers.
Better Indoor Air Quality, Better Profits?
A new report by the UK Green Building Council suggests that retailers can potentially increase their profit margin by making their business environment healthier for patrons and promoting cleaner indoor air. According to the report, buildings that are environmentally sensitive and resource efficient can impact the health and well-being of those who use them. The positive influence can in turn result in increased profits for retailers.
This report is about empowering retailers to look within their own properties to understand and monetize how better, more sustainable physical environments can potentially drive profits, and in doing so, ultimately strengthens the business case for greener, healthier buildings.”
Source: UKGBC Report “Health, wellbeing and productivity in retail: The impact of green buildings on people and profit”
“Having reviewed extensive and robust evidence, the WorldGBC has demonstrated that low carbon, resource-efficient and environmentally sensitive buildings can actually enhance the health, wellbeing and productivity of building users. That is a very strong element of the business case for green buildings.”
To read more visit http://www.ukgbc.org/resources/publication/health-wellbeing-and-productivity-retail-report.
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