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Quick wins for healthier, quieter workplaces

Written by: the ecoPreserve team

HEALTHIER

Fresh air and clean air filters

Clogged air filters lower the air quality and decrease HVAC efficiency by as much as 15%.
Simply airing out an office – weather and pollen count permitting – clears away those same mold spores, germs, and viruses.

Safer cleaning products

The Safer Choice label on a cleaning product means that the ingredients, product performance, pH, and packaging have been reviewed by the EPA. More than 2,000 products have that label.

QUIETER

Studies have found that workers are interrupted 15 times per hour, and those interruptions cause more than 20 unproductive minutes. If that’s seen at your workplace these quick wins to reduce interruptions could be valuable.

Quiet zones

Guidelines defined by the team:

  • A conference room with reserved quiet hours
  • Cell phone and speaker phone courtesies
  • An agreed way to signal “heads-down” time. Agreement to honor that time!

Balanced Offices

In a recent innovation:

  • Space is set aside for quiet concentration.
  • Collaboration continues along the partitioned tables or among cubicles

Room dividers

Office furniture and supply vendors now offer a range of room dividers that do not require setting up an entire warren of cubicles or constructing office walls.

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