The recommendations generated from WEPAs can lead to significant savings resulting from a higher performing workforce.
It may be as simple as adjusting the temperature or lighting within an office space or changing the cleaning schedule.
CETEC has conducted over twenty WEPAs for a wide range of clients, including SA Water, Sydney Water, National Australia Bank, Woods Bagot, ISIS, Slattery Australia, Umow Lai, GE Capital, and Local Government Super.
Read about Local Government Super and what they have achieved at 120 Sussex St, Sydney using CETEC's services. They found:
- Average tenant satisfaction rose from 66 to 82 % after the base building upgrade
- Improved IEQ, including better air quality, thermal comfort and lighting, gave tenants an average financial benefit of $188 per square metre
This building is now the lowest energy intensity office building in any Australian CBD.
For Umow Lai, CETEC was able to quantitatively demonstrate that the refurbishment of their office space led to a productivity gain for the organisation of $2.6 million a year. This equated to a saving of $5,600 per employee per year.
Productivity and the Built Environment
In 2015 CETEC were appointed by the Property Council of Australia to provide expertise for a Productivity Position Paper. This paper can assist you to better understand how you can improve your productivity including the drivers of productivity improvement, benchmarking indoor environment performance and the measurement of productivity.