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Commercial automation solutions paired with sustainable architecture can aid in reducing the negative environmental impacts of commercial construction projects. Reducing these negative impacts is accomplished by increasing energy efficiency and the minimal use of materials and development space. What can property owners and commercial developers do to reduce the environmental impacts of building and operating commercial spaces?
Use of Sustainable Building Materials and Practices
The introduction of new technologies has made it more cost-effective to incorporate recycled and sustainable building materials into commercial construction projects. The use of green building materials such as cork and bamboo are highly favorable in office environments. Recycled stone and metal can also be used to further reduce environmental impacts. To learn more about sustainable building materials, visit the U.S. Green Buildings Council website or check out the Forest Stewardship Council’s online resources.
Using high-efficiency windows and insulation in the walls, floors, and ceilings allows the energy that a building uses to operate more efficiently. Another technique involves the placement of windows and walls so that shade is maximized during warmer months and sunlight is harvested during winter months.
Reduction of Energy Consumption
Because energy use is typically the prime budget expenditure and potentially the largest negative environmental impact of every business, green building practices focus on increased energy efficiency.
To reduce energy consumption, organizations should focus on the following methods:
• Improved insulation of buildings to prevent heat loss
• Incorporating passive solar building designs
• Installation of renewable energy sources
• Energy intelligent design
• Reducing wasted internal space
Other recommendations include energy from renewable sources to reduce fossil fuel use and emissions and energy efficient landscaping. CytexOne also offers an array of solutions that improve energy efficiency including optimized HVAC systems that cut heating and cooling costs, integrated lighting solutions that reduce consumption, real-time energy use analytics to easily identify problems, and remote diagnostics to address issues even before human detection.
Increase in Operational Efficiency
The phrase “green buildings” often leads to a common misconception that a space must have state-of-the-art technology and an uber-modern design. However, some of the best performing buildings are those that have been standing for decades where facility managers have implemented measures to optimize performance and encouraged tenants to do the same. CytexOne helps owners and operators identify opportunities to reduce operations and maintenance by curating and combining proven smart connected devices and software that simplify and reduce maintenance requirements.
From cost savings and increased productivity to employee retention and earned media, businesses benefit in numerous ways by combining commercial automation and sustainable architecture. Still have questions related to these recommendations? Send inquires to firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our online contact form.