We all know that healthy, happy employees are the driving force behind any successful business, and the working environment is a crucial component of that. After all, not only is good air quality important for employee wellbeing, it has also been shown to have a positive link to cognitive performance. Why then, in the 21st century, are many office workers still suffering from ‘sick building syndrome’ (SBS)?
Dr Parag Rastogi and Dr Mahnameh Taheri are building scientists at Glasgow-based proptech firm arbnco. Their research specialisms include building simulation and monitoring, the indoor environment, and occupant behaviour. Dr Rastogi is also a visiting scientist at the RIKEN Institute for Advanced Intelligence Project, Tokyo, Japan.