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Smart Building Design, Smart Business

Academic journal article Manager

Smart Building Design, Smart Business

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Environmentally smart buildings incorporating energy efficiency as a top priority will reap many business benefits, according to a new Guide titled, 'What will energy efficiency do for your business?'

Energy Efficiency measures can be overlooked or compromised in the drive to deliver new or refurbished offices on time and to budget, especially if cost-cutting measures are introduced. This can appreciably affect a building's operating costs throughout its lifetime.

The Guide, from the Government's Energyav Efficiency Best Practice programme (EEBPp), provides senior management with a valuable and concise tool to facilitate healthy and effective workplaces.

It provides practical guidance on how to prepare effective briefs for architects, building service engineers and property management companies by including:

details of tried and tested energy efficiency measures available to make an environmentally smart building

a series of 'at a glance' graphics showing the benefits of these measures

likely financial implications

where (if anywhere) there might be risks

The Guide relates key business drivers to appropriate technical solutions and prioritises the technologies that might work for the reader Many organisations have already recognised the benefits of incorporating environmentally smart building design and treat the search for an energy-efficient solution as standard practice. …

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