Fresh air in the office

Frische Luft im Büro

This is how it works

Fresh air in the office increases concentration and productivity. Since we breathe in and out an average of 480 liters of oxygen in an hour, good air has a positive effect on our well-being. At the same time, fresh air improves our mood. If you want to concentrate optimally in the office, you should ensure there is enough oxygen at your workplace. We reveal how fresh air gets into the office.

Factors influencing the air in the office

It is important to keep the air fresh, especially in the office. Because good air not only increases well-being, productivity and performance also benefit from fresh oxygen. But electronic devices, outside influences and lots of people breathing can cause thick air in offices. This stale air has a higher proportion of carbon dioxide and makes us tired.

Measuring office air - how does it work?

Fresh air in the office has a positive effect on our performance and satisfaction. But you don't have to wait until you notice negative consequences to understand the status of air quality. An air measurement can record the quality of the air and help to initiate necessary countermeasures.

To measure the air in the office, pollutant meters can be used to track down unwanted guests. Air pollutants are called VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds). VOCs are pollutants in indoor air that affect health and well-being to varying degrees. Among other things, concentration or well-being can be disturbed. In the office, CO2 and VOC measurements are particularly relevant. These sensors measure the particles in the air and reveal whether our breathing may be affected.

How do I bring good air into the office?

Is the air in the office thick and heavy? No problem. The golden rule of good air indoors: regular ventilation!

The main thing that helps against stale air in the office is to open the windows

While an automatic ventilation or air conditioning system may regulate the supply of fresh air in modern offices, ventilation can also be carried out manually. Opening windows brings fresh air into the room and exchanges it with the already stale air.

When it comes to natural ventilation, a distinction can be made between shock ventilation and cross ventilation. The former is the complete opening of a window for a short period of time. The second method creates a draft by opening several windows at the same time.

Extra tip: Did you know that various indoor plants provide fresh oxygen in the office? Read more here.

Good air in the office - what do the experts say?

Experts recommend ventilating the room several times a day for around two to three minutes. The room air is sufficiently exchanged. The colder it is outside, the shorter the ventilation should be as the air exchange occurs faster. Tilted windows for cross ventilation tend to cool down the rooms instead of providing fresh air. A room temperature between 21 and 22 °C is considered particularly conducive to concentration.

Further measures for good air in the office

Air purifiers with appropriate filter systems can provide additional fresh air in the office. For example, bacteria, fine dust particles, toner dust, small suspended particles, allergens or cigarette smoke can be reliably filtered from the room air.

On comparison sites for air purification systems you can get an overview of what options there are to ensure long-term good air in the office with a simple measure.

Our conclusion

Good air in the office is just as important as good light in the office. In the long term, this makes us fitter, more concentrated and more efficient.

Our formula for success: Fresh air and sufficient daylight from the daylight lamp

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