The Importance of Understanding Carbon Dioxide (CO2)
What is Carbon Dioxide?
Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a gas that makes up approximately 0.04% of the earth’s atmosphere (1). It is a colorless and odorless gas created as a by-product of combustions and chemical processes (2). CO2 is also a by-product of humans, every time we breathe out; we exhale CO2. It is an essential part of our metabolic system (3). CO2 also impacts health and productivity. Furthermore, the level of CO2 in the air is a good indication of a room’s ventilation. Therefore, it is essential to find the perfect balance to ensure a safe indoor environment.
Carbon Dioxide and Decision Making/ Productivity
Differing CO2 levels can dramatically affect one’s ability to make a decision and productivity. Studies show that increased CO2 levels cause a person’s decisions abilities to be significantly slower and more complex, and their productivity is also hindered (4). This will affect not only one’s health but also the office space and business overall. Therefore, it is vital to have an environment where people are healthy and able to work and perform to the best of their abilities.
Why does RadGreen Measure Carbon Dioxide?
Since humans are a leading source of CO2, measuring CO2 levels in confined spaces is crucial to ensure the environment is safe. At RadGreen, we want to ensure that your indoor space can be the healthiest, most productive space possible. This cannot be done without getting accurate real-time measurements of CO2. We do this to provide peace of mind and allow you to feel confident that you are safe in your space.