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High Levels Of CO2 In Offices Affect Health And Productivity

Have you ever felt overwhelmed or uncomfortable when you walk into a poorly ventilated building, mall, or office and depend 100 percent on air conditioning? In Panama, little attention is paid to air quality in offices, common areas and shopping centers, although it represents an impact on health, according to experts, who also assure that in other countries today it is common for projects from their design include elements such as energy efficiency, proper waste management, optimal oxygenation levels, among other aspects.

A study published in Environmental Health Perspectives reveals that office air has an impact on health and that it also affects occupants’ ability to concentrate, consequently on well-being and job performance. Very high or very low temperatures, as well as the accumulation of high levels of CO2 in the environment, can cause fatigue and allergies.

A series of studies, led by Harvard University and SUNY Upstate Medical University, published by the journal Human Resources.Com show that the occupants of green buildings have on average: –

– 26.4% higher cognitive function scores.
– A 44% higher applied activity level score, reflecting the ability to make decisions to achieve workplace goals.
– A 38% higher activity level score, reflecting the ability to pay attention to the task at hand.
– 30% fewer symptoms of respiratory problems, fatigue and skin irritations.
– 6.4% higher level of sleep quality.

Specialists in the field assure that, since many employees spend most of their time in their offices, a certification that ensures that the work environment contributes to general health, personal performance, at the of commitment and achievement.


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