US Department of Energy estimates that, with the right improvements, commercial buildings can operate up to 70% more efficiently. Imagine how much money your business could save if you could cut your utility bills by 70%! By improving your building's energy efficiency, you can increase profits and position your business for growth over time.
Sustainable building (or green building) practices are still relatively new in the world of construction. With new ideas and new concepts come general misconceptions. Don't let these common rumors stop you from building your home or commercial property with sustainable materials and eco-friendly methods.
See how you can get the best return on investment from your next home remodel by knowing exactly what to expect and how to prepare.
Affordable, eco-friendly materials can be hard to find. In this article, we'll touch upon some of the most popular, environmentally-friendly materials found in commercial properties around Connecticut. The following affordable/cost-effective materials can help you make your commercial building more sustainable, all while saving you money (or at least not costing you extra).
Sustainable architecture has one overall goal: to reduce the negative environmental impact of a building or community throughout its life. This is accomplished through efficiency as well as the minimal use of materials, energy, and development space. Here are a few of the most common techniques used.
The following excerpt is from an article found on Home Advisor Pro. It was written by David Johnston.
In recent years, many business owners have prioritized green remodeling for their shops and offices. While part of the reason they do this is because they wish to do the right thing for the environment, the chief concern for many business owners is saving money.
Energy is a big deal; prices can fluctuate wildly, global politics make matters constantly complicated and nobody wants to let money fly out the window or get sucked down the drain. So this year’s building season calls for energy-efficient remodeling projects, particularly in these 5 areas:
Sustainability is about protecting natural resources and ensuring that nature and humanity work in harmony.
Many business owners are concerned with ensuring that their employees have everything that they need to work efficiently. Supplies are easily at hand, sales materials are quickly available, etc. but one area that is often overlooked is the layout and design of office space. In recent studies, 90% of workers have said that the layout and design of their workplace directly affects their productivity. Additionally, as many as 35% have said that they are ashamed to bring clients to their office. Below are just a few of the ways remodeling your business office can help increase your employee efficiency.
In this day and age of convenience and technological luxury, touchless bathrooms are becoming more and more common. For business and property owners who have older bathrooms on their premises, making the switch to a touchless bathroom may involve major commercial construction. Bathroom remodeling is not cheap and some property owners may be hesitant to incur such costs, but in the long run, this upfront cost can save you a great deal.