The Benefits of Good Air Quality in the Workplace
Benefits of Healthy Air
A healthy and safe workplace is very beneficial to improving productivity and efficiency among employees. Most Americans spend around 90% of their time inside. Therefore, improving indoor air quality can provide financial benefits to companies. The poor air quality has resulted in the total cost to the US economy being as high as $168 billion per year. (1) Within a typical office of 100 employees, unproductive time due to poor indoor air quality would thus contribute to $326,496 in wasted salaries and benefits expenditures annually.(2) That equates to approximately $3,000 per person per year. Therefore, having good air quality is essential and will save companies money.
Another benefit of improving indoor air quality would be increased employee productivity and efficiency. Good indoor air quality can provide a 7-9% increase in productivity and cognitive abilities. (3) Having a healthy work environment will provide a productive space for employees. A “1989 an EPA Report to Congress concluded that improved indoor air quality can result in higher productivity and fewer lost work days”.(4) The safe air quality will reduce absenteeism and presenteeism and mitigate financial losses.
RadGreen is Here to Help!
Indoor air quality is constantly changing from various factors that can affect the pollutants that trigger poor air quality. Some of the pollutants include radon, carbon monoxide, humidity, temperature, and noise are some examples that affect safety, comfort, and productivity. RadGreen is a one-stop environmental management solution that will help provide the perfect environment for your employees and visitors. Two solutions can be utilized for indoor spaces: RadGreen’s Pro monitor or the Safe monitor. They track air quality, radiation, noise, lighting, humidity, and temperature. The collected data from the workspace will identify the indoor air problem and provide answers on improvements. Using RadGreen’s monitor, you’ll be able to save money and boost productivity within a company.
1Stefanovska, Ceravolo, et al. “Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) As A Parameter Affecting Workplace Productivity.” 20 May 2014, pp. 1–4.
2The Nature of Air: Economic and Bio-Inspired Perspectives on Indoor Air Quality Management, Terrapin Brightgreen. https://www.terrapinbrightgreen.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/The-Nature-of-Air_2019_Terrapin.pdf
4“An Office Building Occupants Guide to Indoor Air Quality.” EPA, Environmental Protection Agency, https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality-iaq/office-building-occupants-guide-indoor-air-quality.