Aircare, Business, Wellbeing

What are the benefits of clean air?

It comes as no mystery that we spend the majority of our time in the office, therefore it is about time that companies made their employees’ health and wellness a priority.

From the layout of the furniture to the level of humidity, from noise pollution to the presence of polluting particles, there is plenty of parameters to be monitored in order to track the IAQ of your building as well as numerous benefits in guaranteeing a healthy environment for your occupants.

Care to dive deeper? Keep reading.

Improve physical and mental health

It has been scientifically proven that there is a link between a poor indoor air quality and a decrease of the employees’ performances, along with a deterioration of physical and mental health as well as of the general wellbeing of the workers.

Another interesting data is that carbon dioxide in confined spaces can negatively impact the occupants’ productivity even when the level of said carbon dioxide is not considered inherently dangerous. Moreover, the constant exposures to unhealthy indoor conditions can decrease people’s ability to focus.

In terms of wellness and performance, a study of Harvard University has pointed out how the work performance of the employees can increase by up to 8% – which translates into a growth of productivity up to $ 6500 a year – in well ventilated and good indoor air quality environments.

Better air, less absenteeism

Sleepiness, dizziness, cough, worsening of existing heart and lunges conditions are only a few of the symptoms which may occur when the indoor air quality is poor.

Data showed once again how bettering IAQ conditions can improve the occupants’ health and wellness which may be linked to a decrease and or a non-increase of symptoms such as exhaustion, breathing difficulties, asthma, allergies, and cardiovascular diseases.

What does this mean for the company? Employees who feel better are less inclined to call in sick, which of course leads to a decrease in absenteeism.

In Italy, about 3.2% of absences from work are sickness-related, which counts to about 52.5 hours out of a total of 1,600 workable hours every year. Therefore, in the long run, a better indoor air quality adds up to a decrease of the risk of getting ill and consequently to less absenteeism.

Key takeaways

Understanding the IAQ of your building is crucial to improve air quality in your office and make sure your employees can work in a healthy environment.

Having a better understanding of the working conditions of your occupants particularly through monitoring the air they breathe and ensuring to keep the most significant parameters – such as carbon dioxide levels, humidity, the presence of polluting particles and so on – under control leads to the improvement the general health of your employees, less absenteeism and a growth in their productivity.


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March 2024