Why does the indoor climate matter?
There are many aspects to the effect of the indoor climate on occupants. Pollutants in the air and sound levels in an interior, for example, have well-documented long-term adverse health impacts. In the short term, the indoor climate also affects the performance of any occupants. If the temperature of a room is too low, or too high then performance rapidly declines. In other words, investing in a healthy indoor climate is often one of the main productivity boosts available to a workplace.
Why does indoor climate pose a challenge?
People perceive indoor climate differently, with the thermal comfort perception being a good example. There is no perfect temperature to keep all occupants happy. Even at the most ideal indoor temperature, statistically, 1 in 20 occupants will be dissatisfied with the perceived standard of thermal comfort. Worse still, even slight variations from that temperature rapidly increase the proportion of dissatisfied occupants. To sum up:
The aim is an indoor climate that has the capacity to maintain a steady temperature to keep as many occupants as possible happy.
If possible, split your space into smaller climate zones and ensure that the indoor climate can be controlled and adjusted to the occupants in those zones.