20 Dec Workplace satisfaction – Insights for built environment professionals and owners
A major occupancy study by consulting engineers Hoare Lea (CIBSE Journal, December 2019) found that daylight, indoor air quality and thermal comfort are the environmental factors that have the biggest influence on workplace satisfaction.
Among the insights gained from this survey is the fact that younger employees are more sensitive to indoor environmental conditions, and that it is important for designers to engage with the people spending most time in an office when planning refurbishments.
For us at Sammut & Associates, the finding that controlling thermal comfort, air quality, daylight and acoustic conditions effectively has an influence on wellbeing comes at no surprise. We recognise the importance of designing spaces that are functional as well as comfortable for humans, and merging the biological reality with the engineering practice is something that we normally do.
Speak to us if you would like us to help you improve the workspace for your people.