Productivity & Sick Days

The Hong Kong outdoor air quality and therefore the indoor air quality will be miserable for the first week of Oct. 2019 impacting productivity as the number of sick days is likely to increase in the urban areas (the places where people work).

The AQICN.org website is an invaluable resource reporting the real-time outdoor air quality but also providing a prediction for the next few days, and its bad news, it predicts Unhealthy (over 100) air quality.

Causeway Bay – greater than 100 is unhealthy
poor Outdoor Air Quality predicted 30 Sept – 5 Oct. 2019

Study after study shows poor air quality correlates with increasing hospital visits for respiratory problems.

Can we improve the Hong Kong Indoor Air Quality? the simple answer is yes, controlling the outdoor air is important to prevent condensation, and properly cleaning the air, before pumping it around the office, is the most practical solution.

CENTRAL – greater than 100 is unhealthy
poor Outdoor Air Quality predicted 30 Sept – 5 Oct. 2019

Hong Kong’s IAQ certificate requires the outdoor air quality to meet the same criteria as the indoor air quality values, so we guarantee no measurements can be taken this week!

And that’s its weakness, those measurements are a snapshot, taken on days with “good” outdoor air quality, this gives owners a false sense of security, on other occasions the Outdoor Air Quality and therefore the Indoor Air Quality does not meet the objective.

Proper air outdoor air management, including air cleaning, will improve the indoor air quality in your building, in your lungs, and lower the number of Hong Kong sick days.