The Business Benefits of Sustainability
The Business Benefits Of Sustainability should be talked about more often, instead of us dwelling on the fluffy niceties without getting down to brass tacks. There are a huge number of enticing business benefits that come with sustainable office design and with rising energy costs, companies who make timely investments in renewables and energy efficiency measures are set to be better off. Bringing sustainability into your office design can see an uplift in company culture and morale. It’s good for recruitment, and good for keeping the talent you already have.
So what are the benefits?
Save money on energy bills
In times of energy crisis, spending a little bit more upfront on energy efficient light bulbs, LED lighting, and renewable energy sources such as solar panels will save you money in the long run. Just making a simple decision to install more efficient lighting in a new office project, or even just swap current bulbs for LED replacements can be a really easy way to save energy costs, and have longer lasting, better light in your office space.
With more businesses bolstering their commitment to sustainability and value-aligned partnerships, basing your business out of a sustainable office space can help you win clients and attract new audiences. More and more people are choosing who they do business with by how sustainable they are, so don't be left behind!
With many of the individuals in your organisation likely to be concerned on their own impact on the planet, focussing on sustainably within your organisation will help them feel valued, supported and motivated to continue doing their bit. This can create a positive atmosphere where teams grow together, resulting in a company with strong values, and a great reputation. Achieving an accreditation like B.Corp or WELL can help put your company head and shoulders above the majority of companies in the war for better talent.
Hopefully this has helped you see the business benefits of sustainability are beyond a nice-to-have, it's an essential feature to include in any office. With so many businesses reimagining what their offices should be like after the pandemic, now is the perfect time to make your office space a more efficient, enjoyable, and thoughtfully designed place to work.
If you need help making your office a place that people want to come to - get in touch!