Comfort levels in offices and other buildings are crucial to staff satisfaction, sales results and overall functionality. They are highly impacted by a building’s design and use of comfort-controls such as air conditioning. Providing healthy and comfortable conditions when budgetary restraints are in place can be difficult but NDY can work with clients to ensure all factors are considered before a building is occupied.
Determining comfort levels requires a detailed understanding of occupant preferences and expectations. Conditions in a building will differ depending on the type of activities that are being undertaken. It is a complex area but one which needs to be fully understood prior to design completion if energy use is to be effectively controlled.
Physical space, lighting, noise and air quality are all important. NDY is expert in these areas and understands how to maximise comfort in a wide range of buildings.