Insulation is important. If your office is well insulated, it can maintain inside temperature throughout the day and night. Insulation also reduces need for artificial heating and air-conditioning.
If you are renting, then you may want to work out with your landlord about installing insulation – it is a great investment for them and will cut your energy costs as well.
If you are looking for a workplace then an energy efficient one should have the insulation worked out. If building a place, here are a few insulation ideas.
Types of insulation include:
Bulk – traps heat that transfers in and out of the office. Insulation bats and blankets made of glass wool are common. To be more sustainable install recycled paper pulp, rock wool, natural wool or non-toxic recycled polyester threads.
Reflective – helps reflect heat and reduces humidity. Usually reflective foil is stuck to paper or plastic panels.
Windows – double-glazed windows and doors are useful and various types of glass can be used for different climatic locations.
These ways you can keep a good temperature inside without always having to resort to energy-guzzling heaters and air-conditioners.