When a facility manager hears the words “energy efficiency,” they think of two things: cost-savings and initial investment. It is true that most energy-efficient systems, whether they be HVAC units or solar panels, are more expensive than their traditional counterparts. However, the long-term cost analysis is favorable for those who make the switch.
These may be your primary concern, but there is a third factor to consider when shopping for new commercial appliances. Your tenant satisfaction can and will be impacted by the purchasing decisions you make. So, do they care about energy efficiency? And if so, how do you know which investments will make the greatest impact?
Facility managers may not realize that tenants prefer energy-efficient appliances because they will save them money in their power bill. It seems like a no-brainer, but you need to think about how costs trickle down and impact your renters. AN energy efficient HVAC system will not only keep them cooler, but will help reduce their overall costs and make your commercial property more attractive.
Tenants may choose your facility based on its environmental footprint as well. As more businesses focus their efforts on creating environmentally sustainable business practices, they may search for a facility that is equally committed to the same goal. When you choose energy-efficient upgrades you can use this as a sales point when trying to attract new tenants.
You will also be able to rent longer if you choose modern energy efficient systems. These pieces of equipment generally have longer service lives, meaning you won’t have to invest as much in upkeep. An energy-efficient HVAC system, for example, will be able to run for many more years, and can reduce the need for repeat maintenance service requests. This affects your long-term capacity and costs for renting a commercial building.
Finally, choosing energy-efficient equipment will lead to fewer interruptions and downtime for your tenants. This will keep them happy long-term and show your care for the tenant as a whole. Your choice to make a stellar commercial space will show when you are searching for tenants, and translate to higher prices later on.
If you want to make your tenants happy and make the most out of your commercial facility investment, choose energy-efficiency whenever possible. If you want to learn more about practical applications and energy-efficient options, contact your local MaintenX team today!