Another case for a greener office: Changing over to energy-efficient light bulbs may make your employees more efficient, too!
Yes, you’ll see a decrease in the size of your energy bills if you make some changes to the way your office is lit. But if that’s not a compelling enough reason, consider this:
You could enjoy a 5% jump in employee productivity, a 10% increase in employee performance and a 40% decrease in employee absences.
Those are some of the benefits companies have enjoyed by making some adjustments to their facilities’ lighting.
The trick? Maximizing daylight.
In general, that means the brighter your office, the more will get done, whether that means brightening up by adding extra lighting (energy-efficient bulbs, of course) or incorporating skylights.
Have a lot of fluorescent lighting? That should be your first target — many of those older fixtures don’t give off nearly enough light.
Lack of light not only saps people’s energy but results in eye strain and other barriers to efficient work.
Now’s the perfect time of year to undertake such a project. December 21st is the shortest day of the year — daylight is in such short supply these days that you could see a pickup in efficiency fast.