Certifying a building in the face of pandemic risks has become an important issue for most Romanian employees, and 85% say it is important for them to work in a healthy building in the future.

Almost 76% of employees believe that a certified building can limit the risks to their health and that of their families and help reduce the level of stress they feel as a result of the pandemic. Currently, 70% of them are still concerned about the risks of the spread of viruses and bacteria fed by inefficient ventilation systems or inadequate sanitation of their office surfaces.

Over 95% of employees believe that the existence of certifications is fundamental for office buildings, from those for emergencies such as fires and earthquakes or for environmental protection to those for health.

Employees' perceptions of the facilities that should be offered in the future work have become more complex. Thus, almost 61% want spaces for relaxation, socializing and walking outdoors, 53.2% want to be able to individually set their temperature and light level at the office, 51.5% want natural view, including green areas indoors, and 45% want individual sanitary protection equipment (masks, disinfectant, etc.).

The Genesis Property survey on employees' perceptions of building health was conducted in June 2021 through the iVox platform, on a total sample of 1,208 internet users from across the country. Almost 50% of the participants are women, about 70% are over 35 years old, and 43% have a net income of more than 3,000 lei.