There are competing claims over what the optimal office temperature is. Here’s what the research says.
The study showed that boosting the office temperature a little can save energy and keep office workers comfortable without sacrificing their cognitive performance.
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Our study found that office workers performed just the same, whether the air conditioning was set at 22°C or 25°C. But making that tweak can cut energy use by 18%.
Green and healthy,
Ventilation and natural light are two simple measures which can make buildings better for people to live and work in.
While office workers often worry they sit too long while on the job, research suggests standing at work increases the risk of heart disease.
Annoyed you don’t have a sit-stand desk? Spare a thought for those workers who have to stand all day: Standing may double the risk of heart disease.
Just seeing plants can have a huge impact on your mood.
Bringing nature into the workplace can lead to a number of benefits, including reduced stress and increased creativity.
Do you reply to emails first thing in the morning and last thing at night? Your company should be insisting that you don’t.
Burnout is a growing problem for the modern workplace. It has an impact on organisational costs, as well as employee health and well-being.
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Everyone know it’s good to escape to the great outdoors, but new research shows just 40 seconds with some greenery can boost our ability to concentrate.
Some are working but some have other business.
Market research reports have indicated that many office employees in the UK spend at least one hour of their day at work on non-work activities. They are booking holidays, shopping online, posting messages…
Growing a solution to the growing problem of urban warming.
It’s getting hot in the city, and our overheated cities are only going to get hotter still as more people pile in and development and energy use intensifies. But planting away the problem could be a surprisingly…
Open-plan layouts showed considerably higher dissatisfaction rates than enclosed office layouts, the data showed.
Open plan offices attract the highest levels of worker dissatisfaction, with cramped quarters, lack of privacy and noise topping the list of gripes, a large study has found. An open plan workplace, in…
Workers who sat for 11 hours or more a day were 40% more likely to die within three years compared with people who sat for…