While comfort tends to rank very high on the list of goals for those people living or working in an indoor environment, energy efficiency is often an afterthought. The cost of heating, cooling and lighting is frequently considered a traditional and ordinary expense.
Since we spend an average of 90% of our time indoors, it’s important to look for the best ways to create environments that have a high comfort factor as well as support health, productivity and well-being.
With a growing realization that improved comfort can also improve energy efficiency, the two benefits can now become interchangeable. If the goal is to improve the comfort of an indoor space, where people live and work, it makes sense to look for solutions that improve comfort while also improving energy efficiency. The two work hand in hand when designed correctly.