Do you find your business productivity starts to take a nose dive during periods when temperature takes a dramatic turn?
When it comes to the work place, if your staff can’t stand the heat or the cold… productivity will suffer and because of the direct effect this will have on your income earning capacity, this is something that must be addressed at the earliest possible opportunity.
Forward Thinking Business Owners
There is an obligation for business owners to ensure that office temperatures do not become too cold during the winter. Workrooms should normally be at least:
- 16°C, or
- 13°C if much of the work is physical.
Visit the Health & Safety Executive for further information – http://www.hse.gov.uk/contact/faqs/temperature.htm
There is no such obligation in place for to help regulate office temperatures during the summer. However, there can be little doubt that forward thinking business owners need to recognise the negative impact that serious fluctuations in temperature can have on productivity.
A study by the renowned Cornell University in the UK provided some very interesting results –
“When the office temperature in a month-long study increased from 68 to 77 degrees Fahrenheit, typing errors fell by 44 percent and typing output jumped 150 percent.”
“At 77 degrees Fahrenheit, workers who were keyboarding 100 percent of the time with a 10 percent error rate, but at 68 degrees, their keying rate went down to 54 percent of the time with a 25 percent error rate,”
“Temperature is certainly a key variable that can impact performance.”
For further information on this study please click on the following link – http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2004/10/warm-offices-linked-fewer-typing-errors-higher-productivity
Creating the Optimum Conditions
It stands to reason that the majority of office based employees will be most comfortable in an environment with a moderate temperature: not too hot and not too cold.
The first thought for many people is to turn to air conditioning to help but although the installation of an conditioning system can obviously help to bring the indoor temperature of an office down during the summer, it has two significant drawbacks; it is very expensive to run and is not environmentally friendly.
Avoid the requirement to invest as significantly in air conditioning and perhaps avoid the need altogether.
Installation of Solar Control Window Film
The installation of solar control window film is something that should be viewed as an investment as opposed to an expense due to the wide ranging benefits that it offers.
Along with helping to increase the energy efficiency of the building in which it is installed by blocking summer solar gain and retaining winter heat, our window film will filter the sun’s UV rays, reducing the fading of office furniture, carpets and curtains. The office environment will also be a far more comfortable place by reducing eye strain caused by glare and eliminating temperature imbalances.
Once the film has been installed, any pre-installed air conditioning systems will not have to work as hard to maintain the optimum workplace temperature. By cutting out heat passing through the windows, cooling costs are reduced significantly.
- Our window films can reduce solar heat gain by up to 82% creating a far more comfortable and productive working environment for your employees.
- With a wide range available, we can work with all window types to create a solution to meet your individual requirement.
Solar control window film offers the most cost effective solution to managing heat gain at the workplace. It is an investment that pays for itself by offering the opportunity to ensure that productivity does not begin to drop due to temperature and heating and cooling costs are reduced.
For more information please call 0345 337 4751.