The optimal ambient temperature for a workspace will depend on the type of work taking place. When we sit still, we tend to feel cold, as our bodies naturally produce heat when we move. The right combination of temperature, airflow and humidity creates the right conditions for work. Whenever workers complain about feeling too warm or too cold, there’s a good chance that airflow and humidity are also part of the problem. 21,5°C is a good temperature for office environments and each degree above or below can result in a decrease in performance. 

Strategies and tips!

  • Allowing workers to modify temperature and airflow to increase comfort and productivity
  • Consider underfloor air distribution ((UFAD) and temperature zone controls
  • Windows with blinds or shades allow for sunlight, airflow and temperature control

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