Start your February right: design a smart workplace in 2018
Why design a smart workplace?
In the current financial climate, businesses often find themselves under pressure to cut running costs. To design a smart workplace is a cost-effective investment that reduces operating costs in the long-term.
What does a smart workplace include?
Smart workplaces usually have integrated heating, lighting and security. This usually includes a number of smart solutions.
- Occupancy sensors
- Lighting and blind controls
What are the benefits of designing a smart workplace?
These may sound unnecessary, but smart solutions can dramatically reduce your energy consumption. There are several key benefits to designing a smart workplace.
- You can control the heating and lighting from your smartphone or tablet
- A comfortable working environment for employees can increase their productivity and satisfaction
- The green credentials can help to attract clients and business partners
The fact that you don’t have to be in the office to use this technology is convenient. If you leave a light on, this doesn’t mean hours of wasted electricity. This is better for your business and the environment.
Naturally, the benefits of a smart workplace design also extend to employees. A professional working environment for employees will increase their productivity and satisfaction. After all, who works to the best of their ability in an environment with dodgy heating or blinking lights?
Now that people are more environmentally conscious, green credentials have a greater value. Therefore, designing a smart workplace can also help to attract clients and business partners.
You don’t have to stop there. It’s also worth considering the fact that your office is an ideal place to implement renewable energy. You’re using electricity all day long so consider installing solar panels. This will generate payments via the Renewable Heat Incentive and could hugely reduce running costs.
The benefits of designing a smart workplace cannot be overlooked. An efficient working environment can help to cut your operating costs, reduce your carbon footprint and ensure that you are able to get on with your job.