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Room Temperature and relative Productivity Calculator

This calculator is based on a formula derived from the statistical analysis of 24 research studies (office studies and laboratory studies that simulated office work, and 3 studies in classrooms) that have assessed the average relationship between temperature and work performance. The following calculator gives a best estimate of how temperature will affect office work performance. The calculator will yield maximum relative performance when the air temperature is approximately 71 °F. As the indoor air temperature rises above or falls below 71 °F, work performance decreases.

  CUergo Room Temperature and Relative Productivity Calculator
  Type the room air temperature below in the yellow box then click the Update Button.
This formula only applies between 59 deg F and 89 deg F.
The relative productivity (0 to 1) for that temperature is calculated.
    Room temperature (deg F)  
  Relative productivity