Working with your building owner for better comfort conditions can increase productivity, reduce emissions and save money.
Many commercial office buildings in Australia maintain a fixed temperature of 22°C each day of the year. However, research suggests that providing a diversity of work environments and temperatures, and letting people choose the space for the task, supports better outcomes for people. By expanding the band by 1°C you can also reduce the amount of energy your heating, ventilation and airconditioning system consumes by 6-10 per cent.
We've developed a number of resources for you to help implement expand the band including:
- A factsheet for you to explain why Expand the Band
- A factsheet for your building manager on how to Expand the Band
- A behaviour change campaign - Bring your Best Self- to encourage your team to choose the best space for the task.
If you'd like help running Bring Your Best Self just get in touch with your local program manager here.