Fresh and well-ventilated commercial buildings are necessary for employee productivity and health. Congestion, overheated buildings produce poor air quality as well as indoor pollution. According to studies, indoor air pollution is five times worse than outdoor pollution. However, there are a variety of effective strategies for cooling commercial buildings.
Cooling systems, such as air conditioning units and technologies such as cooling district and evaporative precooling, should be adapted to the size of the building. When a cooling system is too large for a building, chances are it will not work long enough to dehumidify the air. Instead, the air is moist and cold.
Fresh roofs reflect the heat of the sun, increasing the efficiency of a commercial building and lowering the cooling costs. Fresh ceilings are generally white and designed with renewable, non-toxic resources. Dark roofs, on the other hand, absorb the heat, which accumulates in the building.
Windows with little solar heat get coefficients or SHGC, can go a long way in lowering the price of your commercial building cooling. These windows allow plenty of natural light minimizing the heat. Consumers should search for windows with certified solar heat gain coefficients of 35 or lower. Daylight coming in through the window reduces your dependence on electric light and improves the employee work environment as well as performance.
Reduction of office heat sources
Office equipment can generate a lot of heat. To help cool the building, turn the computer off produce heat when you are not using it, especially before you leave the office. Computers and other equipment should be closed when not in use. Replace incandescent lamps with fluorescents to reduce heat and use ceiling fans and small office fans.