Workplace Building Design and Office-Based Workers’ Activity: A Study of a Natural Experiment

Refereed Journal Article

Project:

Active Workplaces

Authors:

Assoc. Prof. Jonine Jancey, Professor Sarah McGann, Dr Robyn Creagh, Krysten Blackford, Professor Peter Howat, Professor Marian Tye

Published:

2015

Published In:

Australasian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health

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This comparative study measuring office-based workers’ physical activity before and after their relocation from a 1970s to a new purpose-built ‘activity permissive’ building evidenced the positive impact of active building design in reducing sedentariness. Although encouraging, these initial findings highlight the need for collaborative based intervention strategies involving health professionals, designers and architects which are supported by appropriate guidelines and codes in order to foster more impactful and sustainable changes in the long-term.

How to cite:

Jancey, J., S. McGann, R. Creagh, K. Blackford, P. Howat, and M. Tye M. 2015. “Workplace Building Design and Office-Based Workers’ Activity: A Study of a Natural Experiment.” Australasian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health 10: 1-5. doi:10.1111/1753-6405.12464.