Thankfully, with the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT), you can improve the air in your commercial real estate buildings with 75F building automation solutions, all while cutting your HVAC costs by 30-50% and receiving a return on your investment in as little as a year! Match the cut in operational expenses and increase in property value with improved air quality management (and a great occupant experience) and you have a smart building that works for you and your tenants, not the other way around!
3 Reasons Why the Air in Commercial Real Estate Buildings Matters
1. Healthy, Indoor Air Quality Improves Occupant Health
Occupant health and wellness are paramount concerns for everyone involved in commercial environments. “Sick Building Syndrome” threatens the health of occupants and can cause absenteeism, as it can result from a host of contributors, including building materials, high concentrations of chemicals or machinery, presence of asbestos or radon, old carpet, dirty air ducts, or a poorly designed or inefficient HVAC system. Smart buildings can sense and manage many of these factors to assure a healthy environment for all occupants!
2. The Air in a Commercial Real Estate Building Can Increase Cognitive Ability
Improved indoor air quality can boost employee productivity up to 8% in your facility, and can improve cognitive functioning by as much as 101%! The Healthy Buildings program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has conducted the COGfx study has quantified and confirmed the negative effects of poor indoor air quality – namely high CO2 and VOC levels – on human cognitive abilities.
3. Improved Indoor Air Quality Increase Comfort and Productivity
When the thermostat wars end, your tenants can enjoy peace of mind and improve their ability to focus and perform their job. Smart buildings can sense and proactively manage the environments for key factors in employee comfort and productivity: