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By: Kevin Ahern on November 6th, 2013

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How to Make The Right First Impression With Commercial Remodeling

Commercial | commercial remodeling | green building practices | sustainability

When considering commercial remodeling, your planning needs to go far beyond basic design and budget. Whether your business deals with consumers or clients, your facilities make a statement about your company and you want that statement to make the best impression possible. Commercial construction or remodeling can help you do that.

Company Culture and Brand

The look of your business or office space makes the first impression on your clients or customers. Commercial Remodeling can help it showcase your company culture, values, and brand for both your clients and your employees.

For example, if your company stresses teamwork and collaboration, you can reflect this with have ample meeting rooms and common room as well as open workspaces for your employees.

If your corporate culture is based on traditional values and customer service, you can use sustainable materials to create a warm, welcoming environment that offers your visitors comfort. Stone flooring, bamboo accents, and reclaimed wood can effectively can also help brings this ambiance to life.

Green Building Practices

Sustainability and “going green” are more important to the general public than ever before and are a popular reason to consider commercial remodeling.

While magnificent architectural designs grab the eye, a business that incorporates environmentally friendly green building designs makes a more significant cultural impression. Taking sustainability into account during your commercial construction or remodeling tells employees, clients, and consumers that your business cares.

Green building practices are based on environmental responsibility and the efficient use of resources. By implementing these practices, your business and team is showing that they are proactive and are thinking about growth long-term.

Being truly environmentally friendly means that the entire life cycle is considered. Energy efficient designs can be applied to lighting, heating, air-conditioning, electricity, and even water use. In addition, Passive solar designs including orienting windows to provide the most lighting without adding undesired heat to a building and reducing the need for electric lighting.

Sustainable Materials

Sustainable building materials are also a part of the process. Commercial remodeling can use recycled materials including metal and stone. Materials that renew rapidly offer additional options; bamboo, straw and adobe are just some of the products under this category. Clean debris from demolitions allows for reuse of materials and the reduction of waste. Energy Star products can be used to further reduce lighting and utility costs.

In 2010, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supplied guidelines for the Lead-Based Paint Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (RRP). While EPA regulations apply to the housing industry, schools and childcare facilities, the dangers should be taken into account by all businesses. Lead Safe practices are designed to minimize exposure to lead dust and prevent lead contamination in the air, soil, and waterways.

Key Takeaway

Commercial construction or remodeling is an investment in the future of your business. Taking the time for a commercial remodel shows your clients, consumers, employees, and competitors that you take your business seriously and care about the impact it is making.

Litchfield Builders is a highly respected company with over 20 years of experience in commercial contracting in Connecticut. Our skilled professionals have all of the knowledge and expertise to help your business make the right first impression when remodeling.  Click the button below to request your free initial consultation with one of our experts.

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