Work smarter with Airthings for Business
Improved productivity is the mantra of public and private organisations. Implementing lean processes and securing a streamlined organisation are often used to increase productivity. But did you ever consider indoor air quality as a driver of productivity?
Multiple scientific studies indicate that elevated temperatures and poor air quality can negatively affect work performance and absenteeism. A study by Harvard and UTC Climate Controls & Security, found that participants’ cognitive function test scores doubled in indoor environments with improved indoor air quality. A report by World Green Building Council supports the findings stating that better indoor air quality can lead to productivity improvements of 8-11%. Short term sick leave was also found to be 35% lower in offices properly ventilated.
How much money can your company save from having healthier indoor air? Calculation is based on 50% of employees being negatively effected by bad IAQ. Average yearly salary is set to $50,000/employee, and the average yearly revenue is calculated to $160,000/employee.
You cannot control what you cannot measure, and that is why most buildings run their HVAC systems longer than needed. If the property manager starts monitoring the buildings indoor air quality they are able to optimize the uptime of the HVAC system. The system does not have to work at full speed when the workday is over. This example shows that monitoring can increase revenue and savings in heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
Small efforts with a big impact
Due to the lack of insight, property managers are forced to run HVAC systems on for longer periods of time. By tracking levels of CO2 and TVOC, property managers are now able to adjust systems according to the habits of the occupants. Even one hour of energy savings will have a big impact on the bottom line and reduce overall energy consumption. Companies can save close to $11,000 per year, based on an hourly HVAC operating cost of $35.
The first complete system for remote monitoring of radon and indoor air quality. With the Airthings Dashboard, mobile app, and a API option, the solution allows facility managers, employers and key decision makers to improve wellbeing and increase productivity by easily monitoring serious indoor air pollutants. The system consists of the Wave Plus and Hub, and can be scaled to fit every buildingsize to bring sustainability and energy efficiency to any project at a low cost.
The calculation is an approximation and one monitor is needed per 100 square feet.