Good air quality in offices improves productivity

Povl Ole Fanger

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    Abstract

    Three recent independent studies have documented that the quality of indoor air has a significant and positive influence or? the productivity of office workers. A combined analysis of the results of the three studies shows a significant relationship between productivity and perceived indoor air quality. The impact on productivity justifies a much higher indoor air quality than the minimum levels prescribed in present standards and guidelines. One way of providing air of high quality for people to breathe, without involving excessive ventilation rates and energy use, is to provide "personalized air" to each individual. The application of this concept is discussed in this paper: (C) 2000 Journal of Mechanical Engineering. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalStrojniski Vestnik
    Volume46
    Issue number7
    Pages (from-to)408-412
    ISSN0039-2480
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Keywords

    • indoor air quality
    • productivity
    • ventilation
    • personalized air

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