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Why Improve Productivity

From offices to factories to retail settings, and of course hospitals and schools, the negative effects of a toxic indoor environment are well documented. Temperature, lighting and smell all contribute to productivity in the workplace. We help business owners and building facility managers address common complaints, such as:

  • “I’m too hot.”
  • “I’m too cold.”
  • “What’s that smell?”
  • “Can’t you do something about that glare?”
  • “I’m sick.”

In many cases, the measures that will create a happier, healthier, more comfortable and more productive environment for employees and customers will also result in reduced energy costs. Implementing energy conservation and indoor air quality measures improves company profitability all around, and also can help reduce sick days and mitigate liability issues.

How much does a lawsuit cost compared to good IAQ?

How We Improve Productivity

Improving productivity by improving the indoor environment doesn’t have to be hard. When improving productivity improves the bottom line, everyone’s happy. Some common steps we recommend to improve workplace productivity and comfort include:

Many organizations use LEED Certification, with emphasis on water and energy efficiency as well as indoor environmental quality, as a guide for environmental responsibility and leadership. Click below to learn about one such building. 

     LaFontaine Automotive      LEED-NC Gold
WSU Energy Efficiency Audit and Retro-commissioning

Healthy Buildings and Productivity

Energy and other utility costs are often the most expensive part of running a business - second only to human resources (wages and benefits). If you could optimize productivity from your largest financial cost (people), wouldn’t you?

More and more research is being done on “healthy buildings” and how simple improvements in indoor environmental factors can improve the overall health, and cognitive function, of building occupants. These factors, or Health Performance Indicators, consider your building’s lighting, noise, air quality and ventilation, water quality, thermal comfort and more. Since the energy efficiency audit and retro-commissioning of Wayne State University's Academic Administration Building, occupant complaints have been virtually eliminated. Click below to learn more.

Wayne State U. Admin. Building Energy Audit