The use of glass as a building material positively impacts learning, healing, productivity and well-being, according to the white paper published by Guardian Industries and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.

The findings highlight the significant influence daylighting and outside views have on employees, workers, students, consumers and patients.

‘The Benefits of Glass: A Literature Review on the Qualitative Benefit of Glass on Building Occupants’ is a compilation of research on the occupational, physical, psychological, economic and social benefits related to daylighting and outside views, as well as other non-energy-related benefits of exterior glass.

“An important goal for sustainable buildings is not only the ability to save energy and preserve our natural resources, but also the ability to design and build healthy, productive environments,” said Chris Dolan, director, Commercial Glass Marketing, Guardian Industries.

The full paper is here: