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New York Employers Take Note of Study Linking Indoor Air Quality to Worker Performance

VOETS, LLC provides indoor air quality assessments, testing, and monitoring services to help create optimal work environments.


New York, NY – WEBWIRE

Researchers found that the cognitive scores of study participants were an average of 61% higher on days they worked in a building environment with low pollution levels than on the days working in a conventional office environment.

Several years back, Environmental Health Perspectives published a paper about a study that examined the cognitive function of workers in conventional and green office environments.  The study garnered the attention of business leaders, human resources professionals, and occupational health professionals from across the country.
 
Two dozen participants were observed by researchers over six full work days.  The participants were exposed to indoor environmental quality (IEQ) conditions that were representative of conventional office building environments and those from a green building.  The conventional office environment included higher volatile organic compound (VOC) concentrations in the air.  The green office environment had low VOC concentrations, a simulated high outdoor air ventilation rate (labeled Green+), and artificially elevated carbon dioxide levels independent of ventilation.
 
Researchers found that the cognitive scores of study participants were an average of 61% higher on days they worked in a building environment with low pollution levels than on the days working in a conventional office environment.  In fact, when carbon dioxide levels were also low, participants working in the green office environment displayed cognitive scores that were 101% higher than when working in the conventional office space.
 
“The Harvard study demonstrates to business leaders and employers in all sectors that providing workers with healthy indoor air quality can dramatically increase their workforce’s cognitive ability,” said Michael Berrevoets, President, VOETS, LLC. “Good indoor air quality undoubtedly helps to improve the bottom line of a business through increased productivity, fewer sick days, and a decreased turnover rate.”
 
Employers in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut who want to optimize their indoor environments to benefit their workers can turn to the building science professionals at VOETS.  VOETS offers VOC and CO2 monitoring, as well as comprehensive building ventilation assessments and evaluations. They also provide air testing for mold, other occupational allergens and asthma triggers, and a full range of airborne respiratory irritant testing services.  
 
To learn more about VOETS and their occupational, indoor air quality, environmental, health, and safety testing and consulting services, please visit www.VOETS.nyc, email michael@VOETS.nyc , or call (212) 860-7450.
 
About Verification, Operations, and Environmental Testing Services (VOETS, LLC)
VOETS, LLC began operations in 2016 with some of the most seasoned professional indoor environmental quality consultants in the nation. They bring a proven track record of identifying and resolving a wide range of building science, industrial hygiene, and construction health and safety issues.  VOETS offers environmental compliance, indoor air quality, mold, asbestos, lead-based paint, Legionella, environmental site assessments (ESAs), training, and industrial hygiene consulting services. The company specializes in field investigations and assessments of commercial, institutional, healthcare, and residential buildings throughout New York City and the tri-state area.
 


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