The most common effects of poor indoor air quality are: eye, nose and throat irritation, headaches, dizziness and fatigue, coughing, allergies….
“The total external health costs to society from air pollution are estimated at €330-940 billion per year.” Source: Europese Commissie – November 2017
Although it is not scientifically proven (yet), we believe through our experience that working in healthy workplaces will improve your chances of job satisfaction.
As you are less exposed to air pollution, it will increase your productivity, satisfaction and possibly create a sense of lasting well-being.
Research has shown that poor air quality in and around buildings can not only reduce productivity but also cause visitors to express dissatisfaction.
Work performance can be improved by up to 9% through superior indoor environmental quality (IEQ). The economic benefits of performance improvements will often outweigh the costs by delivering better IEQ.
According to an Australian study, improving indoor air quality reduces sick leave by 39% and costs by 44%!
Estimates conducted by the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory show, that the benefits of improved IEQ are significant, including increased work performance, reduced Sick Building Syndrome symptoms and lower absenteeism.