For most businesses, building your facility from the ground up is not the best use of resources. Especially when there are plenty of vacant buildings that will work for a far better price point. And if you are going for a specific style (like deco, colonial, or even mid century modern) it can be easier to buy a building from that era then to try to recreate that style now.
But just because you are setting up your building in an older facility, that doesn’t mean that you can’t have all of the modern amenities. In fact, it is recommended that you take a good look at what components of a facility you may need to upgrade, especially if that facility is over 20 years old.
An Old HVAC Could Be Burning Through Money
Over the past few decades, HVAC technology has come a long way. New HVAC systems are far more efficient then ever before. If you are in an older building, chances are the HVAC system isn’t running very efficiently, and the long term costs associated with a poorly running system can easily justify an upgrade.
LED Lighting makes A Bigger Impact then You Realize
Modern LED lighting is more efficient in many ways. For starters, LED’s use far less power then their incandescent counterparts. Incandescent lights make as much heat as they do light, so switching to LED’s not only reduces the cost of lighting your facility, it also reduces the cost of cooling the building.
Additionally, new studies show that color temperature has a direct impact on employee productivity as well as client comfort. Very warm color temperatures are relaxing, and very cool temperatures promote alertness. Being able to change the color temperature allows you to adjust the mood to the need of your day.
Upgrading your business to adjustable LED’s can have a profound effect on your business.
Upgrading Your Electrical System
These days, offices are jam packed with electronics. From computers at every desk to server rooms, printers, 3D printers, copiers, etc. On top of that, half your staff is likely charging their own devices at any given time.The older your building is, the less likely it is equipped to handle these loads. You may notice circuits tripping if you are overloading them, and if this is the case, then the wiring in your walls is already running hot. This can cause the breakdown of insulation, and, if you have old wiring, health and fire risks. Upgrading your electrical system to meet the needs of your business not only now, but in the future as well, is a necessity for any business operating out of a building that they did not construct themselves.
BRAVO! Can Help You Have An Energy Efficient Smart Building
With offices all across the country, the team at BRAVO! Group Services can help you with any upgrades you need for your facility as well as help you to maintain those upgrades for years to come.