One of the most important factors in a commercial fit out in Brisbane is cost, but since reducing your carbon footprint is also becoming important in Australia, how do business owners manage these two competing goals?
You might be surprised to learn that there are many ways that a business can keep both their costs down and create an environmentally friendly environment for their staff and customers. Let’s take a look at some of the options that will help you to reduce your carbon footprint for your next commercial fit out in Brisbane.
Reducing your energy bills with clever options
With power bills continuing to spiral upwards, any strategies that keep your costs down are worthwhile considering and if they are environmentally friendly, all the better! For example. letting in as much natural light as possible into your building will cut down on daytime lighting costs, so consider installing large tinted windows and even skylights during your commercial fit out in Brisbane.
When you need to keep the lights on inside, consider energy efficient bulbs, timers that turn the lights off at the end of the day and even motion detectors that only switch the lights on if a room is being used. Automated air conditioning and heating is also another good option, as this can be set to a specific temperature that ensures both comfort and reduced energy bills.
Insulation is another great way to cut down on your power bills, as this helps to reduce your A/C and heating bills. There are some very good thermal insulation products on the market that are also environmentally friendly and can be installed into the walls and roof spaces, for example cotton, cellulose or sheep wool.
Using sustainable and recycled materials
Sustainable materials have a very low carbon footprint, because they are created using non-toxic processes with as little waste as possible and can be easily recycled. Including as many of these sustainable materials as possible in your commercial fit out in Brisbane is a great way to reduce your business’s carbon footprint. So consider recycled timbers, bamboo or cork floors, environmentally friendly concrete, eco wallpaper and toxic-free paint in your designs.
For a quality environmentally friendly commercial fit out in Brisbane, call us on 0431 065 019 or send us an email.