A well-insulated office building always feels like the perfect place to work. You feel at ease and contented throughout the eight hours you spend at work. More so, it allows for conditions that not only benefit building occupants but also the natural environment as a whole. With an increasingly busier and noisier outdoors due to economic activities, the need for commercial insulation has become a fundamental concern among companies and building owners.
And that need is built on the growing importance of insulation in a fast growing world. Below are some of the key benefits of insulating a building.
Energy and cost efficient
Efficiency on energy is a factor of how much energy is needed and how much is to be spent for its use. Clearly with insulation, there is less need for air conditioning and heating which energy from several sources, most of which are non-renewable. As such, CO2 emissions will be lower and, hence, companies would pay less for energy usage.
Significant acoustic effect
Countless studies have revealed the link between noise and work productivity. A survey by Cambridge Sound Management showed that 30% of office workers get distracted by their coworkers' conversations. Other studies have also shown that a quieter working environment improves worker productivity. One found that 60% of employees find a quiet office more appealing.
Through a well-designed insulation system, building occupants will be protected from a lowered surface temperature. By reducing the temperatures to safer levels, it prevents accidental burns from hot or very cold piping systems, as well as building equipment.
Thermal comfort is directly related to occupant satisfaction. If a building has high or very low indoor temperatures or worse, having significantly varying temperatures, its occupants will feel uncomfortable to work leading to lethargy and work absences.
A well-insulated office building improves worker productivity and helps reduce environmental pollutants. With a quieter and safer indoor environment, occupants will feel more comfortable to work. Also, with less energy for cooling and heating, lower energy cost is reduced.