In their paper, researchers wrote of their findings, which included a 61 percent increase in cognitive scores in the office buildings with lower air pollution. When coupled with reduced CO2 levels, the increase in cognitive performance rose 101 percent. The lower air pollution levels were no coincidence. They were found in "well-ventilated 'green' buildings" that were designed to provide reduced pollution.
Of course, the question of outside factors arises. Perhaps the building's design itself provided a more favorable work environment and the cleaner air was an added bonus. Maybe the older, less-ventilated buildings used in the study were drab enough to provide a marked decrease in the participants' motivation.
|Which office would you prefer to work in?|
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