Benefits of Energy Efficient Buildings
If you’ve ever searched for a property to house your business, chances are you considered its location in relation to other businesses, its accessibility for customers and employees, its curb appeal, its spaciousness, and its ability to host your workers, guests, and inventory. But have you considered how energy efficient buildings might be the best option for your business?
You may wonder why energy efficient buildings should be on your radar, or whether they are a worthy investment for your business. As research shows, energy efficient buildings provide countless benefits in addition to lessening the negative impact on the environment.
Benefits to Energy Efficient Buildings
Providing energy for an entire office takes money — and energy efficient buildings can reduce the costs of heating, cooling, and electricity bills. 2003 research found that investing 2% of a construction budget in energy efficient buildings led to a tenfold return on investment when it came to energy spending. Energy efficient buildings will help reduce your business’ costs of operations over the long-term, making them a wise investment.
Create More Comfortable Working Environment
Energy efficient buildings don’t just involve upgraded light fixtures and better insulation. They also use updated HVAC systems to create the most comfortable environment for employees, clients, and customers. A well-maintained, top-of-the-line, energy efficient HVAC system will save you money, regulate the temperature of your building to keep all occupants comfortable, and notify you when repairs or maintenance is needed, thereby ensuring that the system will continue to run efficiently. Plus, HVAC systems found in energy efficient buildings remove harmful irritants from the air, helping keep your employees and guests healthy.
Increased Property Values
Energy efficient buildings also have higher property values than their non-green counterparts. This is because they’re known for saving a company money in the long run because they require less energy usage. Even if you don’t intend to sell your commercial property in the near future, you never know when your business’ growth could lead you to need a bigger or a different space. By investing in energy efficient buildings now or upgrading your current building, you increase the value of your building, meaning you can sell or lease it for a higher price once it’s time to move on.
Get Energy Efficient Buildings with ACS
Energy efficient buildings aren’t just for businesses concerned about their environmental impact. With energy efficient buildings, you can save money, make your office more comfortable, and boost your property value, too! ACS can provide automated HVAC systems, building management automation, and energy management systems to transform your office complexes into more energy efficient buildings!
Have more questions about energy efficient buildings? Call ACS today at (913) 248-8828 to learn about how we can help you create more energy efficient buildings.