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 on 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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProc. of SITHOK-4
    Place of PublicationMaribor
    Publication date2000
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    EventSITHOK-4: Heating and air-conditioning for the third millennium - Maribor, Slovenia
    Duration: 1 Jan 2000 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceSITHOK-4: Heating and air-conditioning for the third millennium
    CityMaribor, Slovenia
    Period01/01/2000 → …

    Cite this

    Fanger, P. O. (2000). Good air quality in offices improves productivity. In Proc. of SITHOK-4 Maribor.
    Fanger, Povl Ole. / Good air quality in offices improves productivity. Proc. of SITHOK-4. Maribor, 2000.
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