Good air quality is something most of us take for granted but the benefits can be seen everywhere.
Ensuring an optimal indoor environment through good air quality is extremely important as it provides a wide range of benefits for the tenants who utilise the space while also removing indoor pollutants from the environment. Indoor pollutants causing poor air quality can lead to a variety of allergic reactions and health conditions such as asthma, respiratory diseases, nausea, headaches and allergies. These pollutants include volatile organic compounds (VOCs), combustion byproducts and airborne particulate matter.
A well designed BMS allows you to control and monitor the air quality, heating, cooling and lighting systems in your building. Equipped with real-time information, you have the insight to identify opportunities that allow quick responses to changes based on occupancy levels and energy demands over time. There are many effective air quality improvement strategies that can be implemented to ensure your buildings are high performing while also exceeding indoor comfort expectations.
Good Air Quality Benefit 1: Providing a Healthy and Safe Environment
As we move into a new post-pandemic era, tenants are returning back to their spaces and workers are returning to offices. With an uptake in office occupancy rates, there is work to do to in order to sustain a healthy and safe environment.
One way of ensuring people feel more confident about the return to the workplace is by making sure the building environments respond to various occupancy levels with an optimal air flow.
Providing the right amount of clean, regulated air to the appropriate number of people will combat the concentration of infectious particles in the air, meaning occupants can breathe easy knowing they’re safe inside. With regular air circulation preventing the build up of bacteria, dust and other toxins, tenants can return with peace of mind of lower risk of infection and less irritations.
Good Air Quality Benefit 2: Enhanced Productivity
With better air quality users of the space will be able to have a clearer mind to work more productively as they won’t have any discomforts and will be able to concentrate better on their work. The Building and Environment Journal shows that workers are the most productive when they feel like the indoor temperature is around ‘neutral’. This can prove extremely beneficial for businesses as it is a small change to the environment but can lead to massive improvements in their overall performance. In addition, this improved environment also increases dwell times within the spaces as tenants are happier to spend more time within the space further increasing productivity.
Good Air Quality Benefit 3: Improved Tenant Comfort
As most spaces have common benefits, the comfort of the environment is something that owners can use to differentiate themselves from the competition and help fill up spaces and increase yield. Optimising tenant comfort will help building owners attract tenants to their space because a comfortable work environment leads to an increase in overall performance through a more relaxed and incentivised workplace which is extremely beneficial for tenants who wish to maximise their outputs.
Good Air Quality Benefit 4: Alleviated Stress
High levels of stress can prove to be damaging for both the businesses operations and their employee’s health. As air quality can help alleviate high levels of stress it should be in the building owners and businesses best interest to ensure a high level of air quality in the spaces. This will allow the employees to work in a lower stress, more comfortable environment so that they can focus on their job to enhance the output of the business.
Good Air Quality Benefit 5: Increased Tenant Satisfaction
As good air quality enhances productivity, improves comfort and alleviates stress which provides the most optimal work environment, tenants will be more satisfied with their decision and this will set the standard for a healthy workspace. Tenant satisfaction is crucial for the long-term success of building owners as it is one of the major defining factors of tenant loyalty which drastically increases the owners ROI as they will be able to keep their spaces filled for longer.
Good Air Quality Benefit 6: High Performing Buildings
Lower unnecessary energy use by optimising airflow based on occupancy levels, alongside regular HVAC maintenance to optimise your building performance. Optimising airflow output and monitoring your buildings HVAC will not only reduce unnecessary equipment use, minimise your risk of system failures and expensive repair costs, but it will also ensure your building is producing a lower carbon output to reduce your energy consumption. With the building producing less CO2 and running at its peak, it will be more energy efficient and cost effective.
Speak with the Alerton Australia team to improve your indoor air quality
Nowadays with the constantly changing working environment, it is important to optimise the indoor air quality of your workspace based on occupancy levels to improve tenant productivity and comfort while also looking after your tenants health.
Contact our team today about improving your indoor air quality for your building or space with leading air quality optimisation strategies.