Efficiency upgrades can reduce your energy costs, but they can also improve employee performance.
Improving energy efficiency can do more than just reduce your energy costs. Here are five ways to save money and increase productivity.
1. Reduce HVAC use. Studies show that in colder months, worker productivity decreases at temperatures higher than 72°F. Lower temperatures can save energy and make your staff more productive.
2. Switch to laptops. Laptops use up to 80% less energy than desktop computers. Laptops are also lightweight and portable, giving your employees the freedom to work wherever they go.
3. Maintain your HVAC system. Hire a qualified professional to inspect and clean your HVAC system. Indoor environmental quality and comfort has a significant impact on employee performance.
4. Switch to LEDs. LEDs are not only more efficient than commonly used fluorescent lamps, they offer improved light quality, enhancing employee visibility and focus.
5. Add lighting controls. Daylighting controls dim lights in response to available sunlight, creating a more inviting and productive work environment while using less energy.
Improved productivity and lower energy costs? What's holding up your energy efficiency upgrades?
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