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An optimal indoor climate

The basis for a productive and healthy working environment

A good indoor climate in offices , hospitals and schools is a proven contribution to improving productivity, reducing absenteeism and also enhances the working atmosphere. Aspects that apply to a good indoor climate include the individually adjustable room temperature, low air velocities, sufficient ventilation air, a well-lit workplace and good room acoustics.

It's about people


It seems so obvious; Employees are employed by your company and your company takes care of the accommodation of your employees. But are you aware of the cost distribution between employees and the office building? Personnel costs represent approximately 90% of the operational costs of an organization. On the other hand, housing costs (9%) and energy costs (1%) are only a relatively small part of the total. If the indoor climate in an office building complies with the building decree or additional guidelines, that does not mean that everyone is satisfied with it and can perform optimally.

There is no "average" person

Building decree, standards and guidelines for the indoor climate usually start from the "average person" and provide minimum requirements. The Working Conditions Decree states that employers must prevent employees from suffering from a too hot or too cold workplace. Health problems must be prevented and organizations must also comply with a healthy air supply. The Building Decree also states that an organization must meet certain requirements for insulation, sun protection, air humidity and air exchange.

In reality, everyone is different and there is no average person. People are often more critical about the indoor climate if there are other "problems". People are influenced by their expectations, culture, health, but also by their relationship with their supervisor, colleagues, relaxation options and much more. An optimal working environment is therefore dependent on the indoor climate in combination with the corporate culture. That's what it's about. People.

The influence of temperature

The perception of thermal comfort has a very important influence on the well-being and productivity of employees. For optimum productivity, the prevailing indoor temperature must be between 20 ° C and 25 ° C. The influence of temperature on the physical condition of people is very important. At temperatures below 15 ° C, a sedentary occupation reduces the blood flow to the fingers and therefore the speed of movement of the fingers. At temperatures above 28 ° C, problems arise with the body's natural cooling process and the brain becomes too hot. As a result, reduced productivity and an increased chance of making the wrong decisions.

Savings on personnel costs

A good indoor climate contributes to increasing productivity, reducing absenteeism and the risk of long-term health-related complaints. This effectiveness boost can, in addition to a healthier situation for the employee, result in a considerable saving on personnel costs within your organization. Investments in improving the indoor climate, such as installing a climate ceiling , are therefore extremely profitable. It not only contributes to the operating result, but certainly to the well-being of your employee, colleague and individual. That is only a profit!

How can an optimal indoor climate be created?

How do you get that desired indoor climate with optimum thermal comfort, with good acoustic properties, where the lighting plan is integrally coordinated and the well-being of people is central? What does a climate ceiling cost and what does it deliver? What is the lifespan of the system and what are the maintenance costs? Many questions where we can support you with our many years of experience in indoor climate solutions and enthusiastic employees. Welcome to Inteco!

These Inteco employees can tell you more about this subject

Toine Vermeulen
Toine Vermeulen Sales and marketing Tendermanager +31(0)6 533 508 23 Know more about Toine
Ton Fens MBA
Ton Fens MBA Sales and marketing Sales Director +31(0)6 112 535 58 Know more about Ton