Everything You Didn’t Know About Indoor Air Quality
Aug. 9, 2021
Improve your Indoor Air Quality and Prioritize Your People’s Health.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic, improving indoor air quality has become a priority for many tenants and managers. Using the Spaceti Environmental Analytics tool, you can easily monitor your CO2, temperature and humidity levels for each individual room and compare information with historical data. Make adjustments based on your needs and prioritize your people’s health. By implementing environmental analytics you will see:
Superior Indoor Air Quality — Obtain a detailed report about CO2, temperature, and humidity levels. Leverage data to make immediate decisions to create a safe workplace.
Increased Comfort — Empower your people by giving them the choice of sitting in a place that best suits their needs. Let them never worry about being too hot or too cold.
A Safer Environment — Use Spaceti’s Environmental Analytics to maintain indoor humidity levels above 40% to reduce the spread of airborne viruses.
Improved Productivity — Reduce CO2 levels and ensure proper ventilation to create a healthier workplace and increase people’s productivity.
Joseph Allen’s research project at Harvard University has shown how indoor air quality affects human health and cognition. Science Magazine published Allen’s research, which stated that “In buildings that recirculate interior air, managers should upgrade to hospital-grade MERV 13 filters, which remove up to 90% of particles 2.5 microns or smaller, rather than the typical MERV 8, which can remove as little as 20%.”
Allen and his team also conducted a multiyear study in which they measured the role that the space and ventilation rates had on their volunteers. Six times a week, each afternoon, the volunteers were tested on their analytical skills and their ability to react to a crisis. The results showed that in well-ventilated conditions, (which lowered the levels of CO2 and VOCs), the volunteers scored 61% higher than when they worked in typical office building conditions. When the volunteers worked in the cleanest conditions their scores climbed by 101%.
To read the full synopsis of the experiment and Allen’s work click here.
Allen’s team also published an interactive website that helps people achieve the best conditions in their buildings. Click here to read more.