When thinking about all the potential advantages of creating a more sustainable facility, there’s one area that is rarely considered, although it’s vital to your success, reputation, and bottom line: your employees. Here’s why.
Sustainability and Employees
Employees stand to gain a lot from a company that decides to implement a sustainability program. Below are the energy efficiency benefits that are having the greatest impact on employee health, productivity, and job satisfaction:
Facility energy optimization enhancements to your building don’t just save you money on utility costs. They can often increase your facility’s and workforce’s production capacity, output and cycle times.
Bigger Bottom Line
Lower energy costs naturally lead to higher gains for the business. In addition to signaling to the public you’re making a difference, the initial investment made on sustainability enhancements to your facility will also pay for themselves over the course of their working life. Solar panels, for example, can often pay for themselves in electricity savings in as little as two years.
Reduced Energy Compliance Costs
Administrative expenses and hefty regulatory and government penalties from failure to adhere to emissions codes can eat into the company budget substantially. It’s often much cheaper to pay the upfront costs of getting your facility in line with current standards than to constantly worry if you’ll be fined.
All of this is to say that you should seriously consider the many benefits of making your facility more sustainable. Savings on gas, fuel, electricity, operations, productivity, output, efficiency, employee satisfaction, and overall health of facility structures and the people inside it that make up the heart of your business are only a few examples.
Want to know more about making your facility more sustainable? Call MaintenX today!