HuxConnect is a revolutionary system that tackles one of Australia's most pressing workplace issues:
effective IEQ management.

We've uncovered a number of key failings of IEQ and building management systems as they currently exist in Australia.

This page seeks to present our research across the breadth of issues that Hux addresses. A core premise of Hux is the link between improved IEQ and gains in productivity,

But don't take our word for it...

IoT and Service Provision in Commercial Real Estate

Smart buildings: How IoT technology aims to add value for real estate companies

Surabhi Kejriwal, Deloitte.

This article, the output of a study financed by Deloitte, outlines the transformative power of IoT on commercial building services, specifically the improved service provisions that CRE (Commercial Real Estate) firms will be able to offer. It talks about the creation of interactive layers of IoT devices giving information on a range of internal metrics such as temperature, human movement and lighting.

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IoT, and efficiency

IoT Opens Door To Energy Efficiency -- Not Just In Large Buildings

Casey Talon, Forbes.

This article highlights some of the key claims of Hux – that the lower cost systems (both in hardware and deployment) will make operational energy efficiency tools practical for smaller enterprises; That the new platforms will facilitate intuitive user interfaces that make the data more actionable; and that a whole suite of other objectives (such as occupant comfort) becomes plausible as well.

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Cognitive Function and Ventilation

Associations of Cognitive Function Scores with Carbon Dioxide, Ventilation, and Volatile Organic Compound Exposures in Office Workers: A Controlled Exposure Study of Green and Conventional Office Environments

Joseph G. Allen, Piers MacNaughton, Usha Satish et al.

A recently published article from Harvard furthers the evidence that the indoor office environment plays a significant role in the performance of office staff, particularly looking at how air quality may be impacted by increased sealing of the building against air loss. It highlights the fact that it is important to stay aware of a variety of factors affecting a building and that when looking to optimise for energy efficiency it is critical to factor in the indoor environment quality.

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IEQ : Interior Environmental Quality

How IEQ affects health, productivity

William J. Fisk, P.E.

This article, a summary of Fisk, estimates the nationwide improvements in health and productivity potentially attainable by producng better indoor environment quality (IEQ) in U.S. buildings. Estimates include the potential reductions in three categories of health effects, the associated economic benefits, and the potential direct improvements in productivity not mediated through health.

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A productive day at the office?

Garnys, Vyt

An article published in the Australian Building Services Journal quantifies the direct financial benefit that can be obtained from improving the indoor environment, and how this can clearly be used to justify capital expenditure if adequate information is available to decision-makers.

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IEQ and Productivity

Indoor Environment Quality and Productivity

S Tanabe, M Haneda, N Nishihara

In this article, the current status of office buildings in Japan is taken as an example to explain the importance and the needs of the concept of productivity in building environment.

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Thermal comfort and Productivity

Assessment of productivity loss in air-conditioned buildings using PMV index

R. Kosonena, F. Tan

A study that looks to quantify the productivity impacts on staff within office buildings with standard air conditioning systems, importantly using the PMV index as a tool for standardizing condition assessment. Has a lot of great discussion on the role that PMV has in determining best conditions. Importantly, shows that consistently sitting outside of comfort zones demonstrates an over 10% impact on productivity – great motivation to improve building performance.

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Productivity and Energy Usage

Enhancing Productivity While Reducing Energy Use in Buildings

Wyon, David P.

A really excellent paper that looks to connect the arguments for energy efficiency with those of improved internal environment. Outlines how these two considerations are so often in harmony and that there are a suite of measures that can be employed to realize them simultaneously. Highlights the key role of staff empowerment in improving comfort and feedback loops.

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Productivity and Themral Comfort

Quantitative measurement of productivity loss due to thermal discomfort

Li Lan, Pawel Wargocki, Zhiwei Lian

The effects on human performance of elevated temperature causing thermal discomfort were investigated. Recruited subjects performed neurobehavioural tests examining different component skills, and addition and typing tasks that were used to replicate office work. The results show that thermal discomfort caused by elevated air temperature had a negative effect on performance...

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