Sunday, July 12, 2015
According to the National Research Council of Canada, employees in workplaces that were continuously improved or upgraded were found to have significant increases in productivity. Since Canadian adults spend most of their time at work, being able to perform in a safe and healthy environment helps to bring out their full potential. Thermal comfort, air quality, daylight, and acoustic control are among the essential factors to consider for a healthy workspace environment—not just for the employees’ sake but for the enterprise as well. One of the strategies businesses in Vancouver do to improve the workplace is by asking a commercial glass company, like M&M Glass, to install the right type of glass window.
Friday, July 10, 2015
Windows provide natural ventilation indoors by allowing daylight and exterior air to enter the house. These structures may also serve as important exit points during emergencies. Without proper maintenance and installation, though, windows may also become sources of cold drafts, increased energy bills and condensation issues. Homeowners in Canada and elsewhere benefit from energy-efficient windows, wherein the surface interior keeps indoor spaces warmer during extreme frigid weather. This is possible through effectively controlling or reducing moist air, which is the primary cause of window deterioration, while simultaneously improving thermal functions.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Skylights are specifically designed to fill your home with sunlight, not water. If installed properly, skylights are beautiful additions to any home—more so if you’re a person who likes to revel in the inherent beauty of a nice, sunny day even when you’re indoors. Still, there would be times when skylights let in things other than sunlight. There are various reasons why skylights would leak, such as damaged, corroded or improperly installed flashing. In a few instances, however, what you might think of as ‘leaks’ are actually the result of less obvious problems. For example, water can make it through the roofing upslope of the skylight and then leak around the framing. Condensation may also play a part; it can collect and then drip off a skylight’s improperly insulated underside under specific circumstances.
Monday, July 6, 2015
The feeling of being stuck in a windowless room under fluorescent lights for hours on end is not pleasant at all. A lot of people have never been able to keep traditional 9-to-5 office jobs because of this, and as an employer, you would not want to have your own employees feel the same way. If you feel like your employees have been underperforming (despite excellent employee benefits in place), you may want to take a good look at your company’s office space. Does it have many windows or any opening that lets the sunlight in? If not, you may want to call a local glass shop real soon—because science dictates that when the sun shines, productivity soars and your business is missing out on the perks it offers in terms of productivity.