What happens when we set out to make a building greener and more productive at the same time. Something amazing.
The Federal Building in San Diego decided to make a number of changes with impressive results.
First, they changed their fluorescent lighting from T12s with flickering magnetic ballasts to more energy-efficiency T8s with electronic ballasts.
Second, the brought in more daylight and improved acoustics.
What happened? Productivity went up 3% in office areas and improved 15% in courthouses, correctional areas and post office spaces. The financial impact from improved productivity was $1.3 million per year.
And they achieve $275,000 in lower energy costs in the process.
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