Review the internal
layout and try to improve natural daylight
Change the lighting to
more efficient lamps and light fittings. Add automatic
sensors to turn of lights when they are not needed to
be switched on.
Consider solar blinds
or film on windows to improve performance.
Are shelves and storage
systems affecting the performance of the existing HVAC
system. This is especially a problem in high rise
office spaces where a perimeter fan coil type system
Consider using high
reflective paints for internal walls to improve light
Install new HVAC
controls to ensure the heating or cooling zones are
appropriate to the activity within the space.
Add or improve
If your existing
building services are old and inefficient consider
replacing the entire HVAC system with a new more
Rework the space to
make use of the natural resources available, i.e.
light and ventilation.
Would a rework of the
internal space negate the need for air conditioning?
Are there high occupancy rooms exposed to heat gains
from the sun?
Consider replacing the
windows for low heat loss glass and frames, include
solar glass or add solar shading to the facade.
Replace old computers &
CRT monitors for new PC's with LCD monitors. They use
less electricity and create less internal heat gain.