A hybrid workforce and home working has become the ‘new normal’. This will dramatically reshape the role of commercial buildings as full occupancy for many will be a thing of the past. Those that offer the best occupant experience, combined with the flexibility required by businesses, are those that will be successful.
But what does New Normal mean in the eye of employers and employees facing daily challenges at workplaces? As and when offices re-open, occupants will want credible information and improved visibility of how building technology is protecting their workplaces and to demonstrate what has been done to ensure that the buildings they enter are safe.
Healthy, sustainable and flexible buildings not only require advanced Building Management Systems, they also need to be intelligently designed and properly implemented. Their ultimate success is dependent on the effective incorporation of forward-thinking system integrators, both pre- and post-occupancy. It’s only when the system’s design team is fully involved in the wider project that the greatest benefit can be delivered.
The first is the demand for healthy buildings, which predominantly centres around air quality, temperature and humidity. Second is growing demand for sustainable, energy efficient, low carbon buildings. And finally, there’s a need for buildings to deliver a high degree of flexibility so they can accommodate the variable needs of occupants: daily, weekly and into the future.
Indoor Air Quality will now be a crucial factor for employees and should form part of the energy, wellbeing and safety strategies of every mechanical ventilation installation - new buildings or retrofit projects. Our experts can help you manage your built environment and to plan for future requirements.
Contact one of our team to find out how our Trend Commercial offering will meet the needs of your business and exceed your expectations.