New Study Reveals Benefits of Increased Daylight in the Workplace

In collaboration with Canada Lands Company and Oxford Properties, View, a window technology company, announced the results of a study highlighting the impact of dynamic glass and its contribution to human health and wellness.

Located in downtown Toronto, employees at Canada Lands Company, and a tenant of Oxford Properties, were surveyed regarding their work-related health and performance before and after the installation of dynamic glass.

The results of the five-month period enhanced previous takes of office studies establishing the benefits of optimized daylight and views in the workplace.

This new study verifies employees reporting significant improvements in their mood and employee engagement, and also reveals significant reductions in eyestrain, headaches, and drowsiness.

According to the study, “employees in offices with optimized daylight are three times more excited to come to work, four times prouder of their office and five times more likely to rate their office as healthy and productive.”

“Employee experience and wellness is a top priority for us and having the optimal amount of natural light in our new offices is a key enabler,” said John McBain, President and CEO for Canada Lands Company. “The collaboration of View with Oxford Properties to install View Dynamic Glass in our new offices has improved the quality of daylight, comfort, and employee morale. As an additional benefit, it’s reduced HVAC demand by 28 per cent and better maintained the set temperatures.”

The dynamic glass also reduced unwanted glare and heat interior temperatures during the study to -11 degrees Celsius — saving between 21 per cent and 32 per cent of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) usage.

“Access to natural light is one of the key drivers of tenant satisfaction, and this study provides encouraging data to support the customer benefits associated with the investment in dynamic glass,” said Eric Plesman, Head of Canada, Oxford Properties, the owner and manager of One University.