12 Oct '17, 6pm

Does your office suffer from Dumb Building Syndrome?

Does your office suffer from Dumb Building Syndrome?

That's where the air quality is so bad that it affects your ability to think properly or effectively. In his recent Wall Street Journal article Why Office Buildings Should Run Like Spaceships , discussed on TreeHugger in Why an office is not a spaceship , Chris Mims references a 2015 study led by Joseph Allan that looked at the effect of CO2 and VOC concentrations on office workers’ cognitive abilities. Chris concluded from all this that we need more high tech sensors and fancy ventilation technologies to monitor and improve air quality. Coincidentally, Allison Bailes looked at this study too, writing that Green buildings can make you smarter. Bailes is a physicist and building science expert and looked at this study from a different angle. The study’s name is a paragraph in itself: Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Or...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/does-your-o...

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