If you are planning to build a new office building or other facility for your business, you can save yourself a great deal of money in the long run by making sure the new building is as energy efficient as possible. Our team at AppleBlossom Energy has extensive experience in green office design, and we have put together this article to give you a few tips on how to make your new building environmentally friendly.
- Invest in Your Insulation. One of the primary energy drains in any building is the HVAC system, so if you want your building to be as efficient as possible, you need to make sure that this system can do its job effectively. To do this, we recommend investing in high-quality commercial insulation that will prevent heat from getting in or out, thus ensuring that your building will remain at a comfortable temperature even when the heat or AC is off.
- Invest in Your Windows. Another thing that we include in green office design is high-quality, energy-efficient windows. Poorly designed or poorly installed windows will let air and heat leak in or out of the building, making it harder for your HVAC system to maintain a comfortable temperature. To prevent this from happening, we recommend using double- or triple-paned windows to prevent passive heat transfer and investing in high-quality installation services to ensure that there are no gaps between the windows and the rest of the structure.
- Invest in Your HVAC System. Finally, to complete your green office design, you should choose an energy-efficient HVAC system. With the right system and the right reinforcements, you should be able to keep your building comfortable with a minimum of energy consumption.