The Second Most Important Reason for Energy Optimization

Smart Buildings, Happy Worksforce

Energy optimization in buildings is primarily viewed as a way to reduce energy costs. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with that view, especially when you consider a recent study concluding that implementing energy-efficient techniques and technologies in U.S. buildings could save $1 trillion over the next 10 years.

But cutting energy costs is just one of the reasons businesses should seriously consider energy optimization. Another important reason is employee satisfaction and productivity. One study revealed that 81 percent of workers found it difficult to concentrate when the room temperature was too high. As a result, they took up to 25 percent longer to complete a task. And according to a report by the U.S. General Services Administration, smart buildings that create a comfortable workplace setting had a 27-percent-higher rate of employee satisfaction.

Findings like these are convincing companies that a more comfortable working environment leads to an increase in employee productivity. It’s just common sense: when people are comfortable in an office environment, they become more efficient in all almost every aspect of their work, from the speed and accuracy of their typing to the efficacy of their creative thinking and decision making. This increased productivity, though it may sometimes be hard to measure, can only have a positive impact on the bottom line, in addition to creating a more productive workforce for years to come.

Tenzing Energy Solutions can serve as your single-source provider for energy optimization. Our comprehensive energy-saving technology includes facility management software and hardware, which use a network of sensors and controls to capture real-time information and optimize building environments proactively. For more information, please email