“Air quality will impact profits and productivity”. Improving air quality is not just the right thing to do in terms of public health but will also have a significant impact on business profitability and productivity, according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). “The pandemic has thrust the issue of indoor air quality (IAQ) into the spotlight, and this is an opportunity to change things for the long-term good of the country and the economy.” 
Further to this, a poll has highlighted that contact with other people, for example, when social distancing is breached, remains the most concerning route for transmission, cited by half the population. More than one in four (26%) of Britons are worried about airborne transmission, according to research by services group, Rentokil Initial. 
Last year the World Health Organisation updated its guidance to say that coronavirus could be transmitted via aerosols in the air, and this ‘air to person’ transmission route has been widely covered in the news and is clearly affecting public attitudes. 
 
So what does air quality mean for you and your colleagues, and the return to the office? 
Depending on your workplace or building’s age, layout and size, plus considering factors like the level of performance required, number of people in the area and so on, there are various options available to businesses who are looking to review or change their ventilation and air quality/air purification and sterilisation solutions. On asking our air conditioning colleague, various options for commercial usage could include purified air free standing units, ceiling jets and in-duct units, supply and extract, split air, air con, heat recovery, fan coil units, chilled beams and so on. These are in addition of course to natural ventilation via doors and windows. CIBSE have published Covid-19 guide ventilation guidance explaining these options as well as giving advice on ventilation strategies, products, options and more. Click here to download it  
 
How can we help you? 
Via our network of trusted partners, Sygnus are able to help and advise regarding air conditioning and ventilation issues. 
If you would like an introduction to get your questions answered and solutions, put in place, visit the website or contact us on 01494551250 
 
 
Sources: 
https://www.facilitatemagazine.com/content/news/2021/03/29/30-workers-claim-they-may-refuse-go-back-work-unless-employers-provide?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term= 
https://www.facilitatemagazine.com/content/news/2021/03/23/air-quality-will-impact-profits-and-productivity?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_term= 
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