Many businesses are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious. If environmental awareness is one of your company values, you may want to consider how you can reflect this in your design and fitout.
In addition to “doing your part” to look after the environment, taking an eco-friendly approach to your design and fitout can also save you money and help attract customers with similar values.
Have you considered using eco-friendly materials in your refurbishment?
Eco-friendly materials have a lower environmental impact. This impact may be minimised in terms of the energy consumed to manufacture and transport the product, the sustainability of the product’s source or even the product’s longevity and ultimate disposal considerations.
Examples of eco-friendly materials include:
There are many simple ways to design and fitout your premises to reduce the environmental cost of energy use. As a bonus, these approaches can reduce your literal energy costs too.
For example, lighting can be automated so it only comes on when someone is using a particular space and when natural lighting is not sufficient. Lighting levels can also be set to adjust as needed. And of course, energy-saving bulbs are a basic but effective eco-friendly design element.
Similarly, your air conditioning can be automated to only turn on when the temperature is outside of certain parameters, to shut off when natural ventilation is used or to only turn on when people are present.
At Premis, we have experience assisting with eco-friendly projects and other business and commercial spaces.
Talk to us today to discuss your eco-friendly project plans.
You can also check out some examples of eco-friendly projects we’ve worked on: