Energy optimization in buildings is primarily viewed as a means to reduce energy costs. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that assessment, especially when you consider a recent study that determined implementing energy-efficient techniques and technologies in U.S. buildings could save $1 trillion over the next 10 years.
But cutting energy costs is just one of the reasons businesses should seriously consider energy optimization. Take employee satisfaction and productivity, for example. One study revealed that 81 percent of workers found it difficult to concentrate when the room temperature is too high. As a result, it took up to 25 percent longer to complete a task. And according to a report by the U.S. General Services Administration, smart buildings that create a comfortable workplace setting had a 27 percent higher rate of employee satisfaction.
Findings like these are convincing many companies of the strong link between creating a comfortable working environment and increasing employee productivity. It’s not rocket science. It’s just common sense. When people are comfortable in an office environment, they become more efficient in all almost every aspect of their work, from the speed and accuracy of their typing to creative thinking and decision-making. This increased productivity, though it may be hard to measure, can only have a positive impact on the bottom line as well as creating a more productive workforce for years to come.
Enterprise Solutions can serve as your single source provider for energy optimization. Our comprehensive energy-saving technology includes facility management software and hardware that uses a network of sensors and controls to capture real-time information and proactively automate, monitor and optimize building environments. For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.