People and Culture
Occupants Transportation & Comfort Sustainability Survey

What Is It?

Occupant surveys collect information on the comfort level of personnel working in a building. The surveys usually include a number of different aspects of the building such as room temperature, comfort level, proximity to public transportation, and noise level, among other factors. Survey respondents can be kept anonymous when reporting results.


Building occupant surveys help businesses objectively evaluate the effect of sustainable practices on employee comfort. For example, lowering the room temperature may save heating cost, but it may also create an uncomfortable working environment. The data collected helps management set priorities, bearing in mind the occupants level of comfort and participation.

Challenge Participants Currently Adopting This Practice

  • Au Bon Pain
  • BioMed Realty Trust
  • Boston Properties, Inc.
  • CB Richard Elllis
  • The Chiofaro Company
  • ERG
  • Federal Reserve
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • Gillette
  • HNTB
  • Holliday Fenoglio Fowler LP
  • John Hancock/Manulife Financial
  • Marriott
  • Massachusetts Convention Center Authority
  • Nutter, McClennen & Fish, LLP
  • Sheraton Hotel
  • TRO Jung|Brannen
  • Tsoi/Kobus & Associates

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