Office workers largely became remote employees in 2020. The result for employers was a reduction in costs to maintain office space. While many employers are bringing some back to the office, some are choosing to allow more workers to remain remote, at least part of the time. With fewer in the office or spending less time inside the building, employers need to optimize their office spaces to reduce wasted energy on heating, cooling, and lighting. To accommodate an increasingly remote workforce, consider automation in your office.

State of Remote Workforce for 2021 and Beyond

Many people in the remote workforce will transition to returning to their offices in 2021. Whether they become full-time office employees or split their time working at the office and at home, your business will see a brief increase in operating costs. To keep workers at the office comfortable, you will need to once more have regular lighting, heating, and cooling systems in operation. The more time that workers spend at the office, the longer you will have to have these systems running. However, you don’t have to overspend on keeping your office comfortable for workers who return.

Savings from Office Automation

Automation throughout your office makes your workspace smarter. In fact, setting automation to limit HVAC operation to when the building is most likely occupied reduces energy use by 6%. Plus, maintaining setpoint temperatures for day and nighttime comfort cuts power use by 8%. Using motion-controlled lights is another way to automate power consumption based on occupancy.

Find Out How to Optimize Your Office Space with Help from Experience Audio Video in Orange County

Find out how to make the most of heating, cooling, and lighting to save money and make those returning from the remote workforce more comfortable. Phone us at (714) 744-4455 to reach our professionals in automation, video, and audio at Experience Audio Video in Orange County.