Funded by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP), PNNL is leading the Healthy Building Toolkit for federal buildings. The initiative aims to accomplish the following:
- integrate occupants’ health outcomes with energy-efficiency measures
- quantify potential financial benefits from productivity gains
- develop a toolkit—including, for example, a data-collection guide, cost-benefit calculator, and equipment library—to help facility managers make holistic decisions on building retrofits and operation
In partnership with the General Services Administration (GSA), PNNL and FEMP have developed a toolkit. The toolkit, which includes a data-collection guide to help users baseline a building’s health performance with low-cost data collection, accompanies a tool called H-BEST (Healthy Buildings and Energy Support Tool), which quantifies the potential financial and nonmonetary benefits related to improving occupant health in office buildings and identifies customized improvement measures. The toolkit has been tested on, and improved by, lessons learned at a number of PNNL and GSA buildings.
Download our Healthy Buildings Toolkit fact sheet for more information.