As governments rely more on technology and the people who use it, it is important that the buildings they are in are comfortable, healthy, and support maximum efficiency.
Governments need to provide the right equipment for their workers to perform their responsibilities efficiently, but a lack of proper humidity control can wreak havoc on what is actually a very sensitive infrastructure. As governments rely more on technology and the people who use it, it is important that the buildings they are in are comfortable, healthy, and support maximum efficiency. Appropriate relative humidity (RH) is what achieves these results.
Healthy, Comfortable Working Conditions
Government employees need optimal working conditions to stay healthy and safe, just as any other office environment. With balanced RH levels, workers are less susceptible to health risks and discomfort. Particles that travel through the air spend less time airborne, making it more difficult for infections and illnesses to spread.
Enhanced Productivity and Optimal Tenancy Conditions
With healthier and cleaner air comes fewer health risks and chances of the spread of illness. Absenteeism is dramatically reduced over time, therefore improving workplace efficiency and productivity. Buildings leased to governments that are properly humidified will also benefit from a stronger tenant presence, as some government employees (such as those in Canada) may wish to vacate the premises in particularly where the building isn’t fitted to meet health and safety standards including any air quality and humidification requirements.
Equipment and Data Protection
Low relative humidity can not only make government buildings uncomfortable and lead to potential health risks, but the well-being of equipment such as computer systems and other electronics may also be jeopardized. Static electricity will build up on surfaces in dry conditions and release in bursts when contact is made with an individual or another object. Electrostatic discharge (ESD) risks can be reduced by keeping RH levels between 40-60%. Another benefit of proper humidification is that memory cards, hard drives and other forms of data storage are protected from the effects of ESD, as otherwise there are risks of memory wipes and component failures. Minimize expenses related to replacing shorted-out or damaged equipment as well as data corruption with proper humidification.
Benefits of Nortec humidification in government buildings