Climate control at the office prevents users from complaining about allergic reactions to the skin and respiratory system as well as complaints relating to ‘sick building syndrome’. ‘Sick building syndrome’ occurs if the CO2 concentration in the building reaches levels that are too high. It can cause a congested or runny nose, dry and itchy skin, dry and painful eyes or throat, and fatigue or concentration problems. In a healthy building with office CO2 monitors, adequate ventilation, a comfortable office temperature, and correct air humidity, these complaints no longer occur. Research by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also shows that sick building syndrome can be caused by external factors, such as polluted air that blows into the building from outside. The first step to a healthy office is, therefore, adequate ventilation through climate control.
Regulating the indoor environment of the office building
People move around at different times and in different parts of your building. The system you use for climate control in the office determines where and when the optimal climatological conditions prevail. The ultimate goal is a healthy climate with a comfortable working environment temperature, however, controlling such a climate involves a continuous process of management, measurements and analysis.
By means of building automation, you can regulate the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and sun protection in your building. This enables you to achieve a comfortable indoor climate, along with the ability to automatically manage, monitor and adjust the air humidity, air pressure and CO2 levels.