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The U.S. Green Building Council claims that implementing green products and services helps improve worker productivity by reducing absenteeism and health care costs, leading to increased profitability. A commitment to a green program increases employee productivity by 5-7%. There are significant reductions in health care costs, reducing respiratory diseases by 9-20% and asthma by 18-25% . This generates an estimated savings of $17-$48 billion annually in lost work and health care costs. A healthy environment that does not sacrifice cleanliness, plays a vital role in employee retention and lowering occupancy turnover, improving profitability.