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This summer is set to be a real scorcher and if left unresolved, this heat can have a detrimental effect on your office space. Increased temperatures can leave employees feeling uncomfortable and lethargic.
As a property manager, your initial reaction may be to crank up the air conditioning, but with soaring energy costs, this might not be the most practical solution. Fortunately, there is another way to keep your office building cool this summer: 3M™ Window Films.
Reduce Heat, Lower Energy Costs & Improve Comfort
Excessive solar heat and glare can make your office space unbearable and decrease employee productivity.
3M™ Window Film can help make your office a more comfortable workspace by blocking solar heat and reducing glare.
With 3M™ Sun Control Window Films, you can block up to 79 percent of excessive solar heat and reduce solar glare by up to 78 percent, providing increased comfort for your team.
Opting for 3M™ Window Films in your office also significantly decreases energy costs by rejecting up to 77 percent of total solar energy, reducing air-conditioning loads by up to one ton for every 100 square feet of glass, and reducing peak power demand during the hottest periods of the day.
Improve Employee Productivity
Studies have consistently shown that room temperature and productivity go hand-in-hand.
According to the Facilities Management Journal, nearly one-third of workers are less productive due to unsuitable office temperatures. The survey found that 29 percent of office workers were unable to work efficiently and spend between 10 to 30 minutes a day feeling uncomfortable due to office temperatures.
Warm office environments have also been linked to increased absenteeism. A recent study by the University of Chicago found that a 1-degree increase in the ten-day temperature average resulted in a 5 percent increase in employee absenteeism.
By installing window films, you can reduce office hot spots and provide your employees with a comfortable work environment that will drive productivity and the overall success of your business.
The Importance of Natural Light
We’ve talked a lot about the harmful effects of the sun, but it’s also important to note that it does provide benefits to the workplace as well, most notably natural light.
According to a survey by an HR advisory firm published in the Harvard Business Review, access to natural light is the number one attribute workers want in their office environment. However, the benefits go well beyond personal preference. Natural light also promotes creative thinking as well as higher energy levels and productivity.
3M™ Sun Control Window Films demonstrate a win-win solution for your office building as they allow employees to reap the benefits of natural light without experiencing the detrimental effects of glare and excessive heat.
The Convenience Group Can Keep Your Employees Productive and Comfortable
3M™ Window Films can help you save money while increasing employee productivity. If you’re interested in increasing the comfort and efficiency of your office space, consult Convenience Group today! Call our office at 416-233-6900 or fill out the following form to get started.