Working with your building owner to create better comfort conditions can boost office productivity, drive down emissions and save money.
Did you know that many commercial office buildings in Australia maintain a fixed temperature of 22°C each day of the year?
The office temperature may be fixed, but that doesn’t mean our comfort preferences are – which is why one colleague can work shirt-sleeves rolled up while the person at the next desk shivers.
It’s impossible to find a temperature that will satisfy everyone in the same space at the same time. But research suggests that providing a diversity of work environments and temperatures, and letting people choose the space for the task creates the best conditions for comfort.
And by expanding your office airconditioning deadband by just 1°C, you can reduce the amount of energy your airconditioning, heating and ventilation consumes by up to 10%.
We've developed several handy resources to help your people bring their best selves as you Expand the Band in your workplace:
- A factsheet that outlines why Expand the Band matters
- A factsheet to help building managers Expand the Band
- A behaviour change campaign – Bring Your Best Self – to encourage your team to dress for the day and choose the best space for the task
Get in touch with your local CitySwitch program manager to get extra help running a Bring Your Best Self campaign in your workplace.