Poor Ventilation is Hurting Employees and Your Revenue
Healthy ventilation is essential in ensuring that offices are comfortable and productive working spaces for all employees. A well ventilated space helps to create a healthy, productive, and cost-effective workplace while a poorly ventilated space can have numerous negative impacts on a workforce and the overall revenue for a company.
Impact of Poor Ventilation
So how exactly does a poorly ventilated space impact a workforce? A study from 2015, found that poor ventilation at work lowers the cognitive ability of employees. Consequently, this lowers the employees job performance and slows down their productivity. In addition, poor ventilation has been linked to respiratory diseases such as asthma, and can also facilitate the spread of diseases. It has also been linked with allergies, pneumonia, fatigue, nausea, dry eyes, headaches and nasal congestion.
Through negatively impacting both the productivity and health of a company’s workforce, poor ventilation can have a massive affect on a company’s revenues due to the rate of work completion and the level of absenteeism amongst employees.
Benefits of a Well-Ventilated Working Space
In contrast, healthy levels of ventilation in a working space can have significant positive effects on a workforce. Studies show that comfortable, well-ventilated and well-lit, safe workplaces increase productivity as much as 16 percent and job satisfaction as much as 24 percent, while reducing absenteeism. This sort of atmosphere in a workplace should obviously increase the levels of profits for a company due to the increased levels of productivity, job satisfaction, and reduced absenteeism amongst it’s workforce.
How to create a well-ventilated working space?
So how can this be achieved in a workspace? During the construction or redesign of a working space or a household, it is imperative that high quality products are used to distribute air evenly throughout the working space without allowing for heat loss. There are numerous products available from Keane Environmental which can be used to ensure that this is achieved. The use of Gilberts Grilles, Diffusion’s range of Diffusers or Heat Recovery Ventilation systems like The Unico System, can ensure that your building operates with a comfortable airflow without the loss of heat. The installation of these types of products during construction or a renovation can help to significantly reduce a building’s level of energy consumption and CO2 emissions.
In addition, the use of Gilbert’s Louvres can be effectively used to ensure that data centres are well ventilated and kept at an optimum temperature. While, Kampmann’s range of unit heaters are particularly suitable for optimum, decentralised heating, cooling, and ventilation in high-ceilinged buildings, industrial halls, retail outlets and more, either as recirculating air or mixed air units for any kind of use. The use of these type of products both in households and working spaces can be used to ensure a more comfortable, healthy and productive space for years to come.