Spend $70 now and SAVE $25 each year... ROI = 35.7%
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, in part because of the chemicals used in the construction process. Since air quality inside offices due to chemicals is worse than outside air, asthma and allergy rates have skyrocketed over the past 25 years.
'Sick Building' syndrome is at its core due to the fact that so many office buildings do not have operable windows, so the toxins are trapped inside, and the building cannot 'breath'. The toxins come from a range of sources such as paint, insulation, glues in furniture, and carpeting.
Toxic free Zero VOC paints are now available for just a few dollars more per gallon than regular paint. You may have a fixed labor cost of $400-$600 to paint a few offices, so why not just spend a few extra dollars on the paint to create a healthier office for yourself and your employees. Savings come in the offset for air fresheners, purifiers, or the asthma or allergy induced 'sick day' or trip to the doctor. If just one of your employees needs to go to the doctor, or even take a half day off due to the unseen air quality of your office, the loss in productivity is dramatically more than the few extra dollars per gallon for the paint.
Long term health is not even factored into the savings. As well, if you own your office and lease or sell it, you can list is as having eco-friendly Zero VOC paint to distinguish it from others on the market. The ROI calculation is based on paying $3.50 extra per gallon for the Zero VOC paint for 20 gallons (prime and top coat) that would cover about five offices.