Installation or alterations of air-conditioning systems is often the single most expensive item in any fit-out project. In addition, customers are often tempted to request value-engineered solutions that fall short of best practice in order to reduce overall spend or to make funds available to areas of the project that are deemed more important.
So how important is a good air-conditioning system?
Over the last 50 years there have been innumerable studies relating environmental conditions in a workplace to productivity. Consider the following:
Sick building syndrome is a well-known phenomenon that can have a severe impact on productivity. One of the biggest contributors is poor air-conditioning. The HSE have produced a helpful booklet for employers on the subject which can be downloaded here.
The general consensus of all studies is that a well-designed, well maintained, effective air-conditioning system is the single most important contributor towards employee satisfaction and improved performance.
Integra can design and install your air-conditioning system. We’re also experts in all types of mechanical and electrical installation. whatever the nature of your project, contact us to find out how we can help you today.