11 Oct '17, 2pm

Why an office is not a spaceship

Why an office is not a spaceship

Employees deserve more than just good air quality. Remember that scene from the Apollo 13 movie, where the astronauts start bouncing off the walls and yelling at each other? Then Tom Hanks looks at the CO2 levels and realizes that, Houston, we have another problem . Writing in the Wall Street Journal , Christopher Mims looks at the problem of air quality in office buildings, and writes that “the newest office buildings have more in common with spaceships than you realize.” He then describes how, like in spaceships, environmental conditions are now being monitored carefully in buildings, using cheap sensors that track temperature, humidity, light, noise and odours. It isn’t just Apple’s new campus, either. As work takes an ever more central place in our lives, engineers, architects and scientists are beginning to view our workplaces as sealed structures that must actively m...

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