4 Ways that High Performance Buildings Can Benefit Businesses

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Are you wondering how high-performance buildings can benefit your business? The benefits for companies that operate high-performance facilities are seemingly endless. A high-performance building can improve employee productivity, dramatically reduce operating costs, and enhance your organization’s overall sustainability. In addition to these factors, there are other less obvious ways that high-performance buildings can benefit your business. The following is a rundown of the four most significant reasons the future is in high-performance and healthy buildings and how you can use them to your advantage.

High-performance buildings

What Are High Performance Buildings?

High-performance buildings combine whole-building systems thinking with environmental stewardship to create an economically sound structure that uses resources wisely and delivers an exceptional return on investment. These buildings provide a more productive environment for their occupants while minimizing their impact on the environment.

High-performance buildings are also called green buildings. But not all green buildings are high-performance because some lack efficiency in one or more areas. A high-performance building will minimize environmental impact, but it should also maintain high occupant productivity to justify the investment.

High-performance buildings…

• Save money by using less energy and water
• Provide a high level of occupant comfort and productivity
• Are often healthier for occupants because of better indoor air quality and other features that encourage the use of passive daylighting, natural ventilation, and healthy building materials
• Reduce negative environmental impacts from the production, distribution, and use of energy, water, and material resources
• Create a positive image for the owner or manager who can claim leadership in promoting green building practices

Often, the first step in creating a high-performance building is to establish clear objectives for what makes a building “high performance.” The range of possible objectives is broad. High-performance buildings may have design goals that include superior energy efficiency, superior indoor environmental quality, reduced operational costs, and improved durability.

High-performance buildings improve employee satisfaction.

A good working environment is often a key ingredient in employee satisfaction and how well employees can do their jobs. High-performance buildings create a better quality of life for their occupants, which means increased productivity and profitability.

High-performance buildings reduce maintenance costs while also offering an array of health and productivity benefits.

High-performance buildings reduce maintenance costs while also offering an array of health and productivity benefits. Such facilities are more likely to attract tenants and remain fully occupied, command higher rents, have greater resale value, and are more likely to be LEED-certified.

High-performance buildings allow businesses to attract and retain top talent.

Investing in high-performance buildings can give companies an edge in attracting and retaining top talent. Millennials, in particular, are more likely than other generations to choose one employer over another based on its commitment to sustainability. High-performance buildings may also help companies attract clients who prefer doing business with organizations that have demonstrated a commitment to sustainability.

High-performance buildings can offer tenants positive financial returns.

Those improvements aren’t just good for your employees -they’re good for your bottom line.

While high-performance features in buildings may cost more initially than conventional construction, they can result in long-term energy and maintenance costs savings. High-performance construction creates more durable structures that are less expensive to operate over time.

High-performance buildings can offer tenants positive financial returns, including lower operating costs and reduced turnover. A building owner who renovates to make the building more efficient may also be eligible for several government incentives, such as the EPACT 179D energy-efficiency tax deduction.

Discover the New Standard for High-Performance Buildings

As the world is becoming more concerned with COVID-19 and other infectious airborne diseases, climate change, and global warming, the pressure to provide healthy indoor environments and reduce carbon emissions has become a significant concern, especially for businesses. Fortunately, recent technological advancements, like the Internet of Things (IoT), have made this a simpler task.

High-performance buildings are a reality with Safe Air Systems Technology. Our holistic approach to high-performance, healthy buildings helps you understand your facility’s indoor air quality and optimize the performance and efficiency of your HVAC systems. As a result, you can reduce business and employee risks and improve employee productivity, all while monitoring, tracking, reporting, and storing IAQ and HVAC information in real-time to help you stay in compliance with the tightest regulations.