Sylvania has launched a new interactive guide under the title Introducing Your New Operational Manager to help owners and facilities managers create a healthier, more productive environment. With illness in the office estimated to cost European businesses £77 billion a year, the new eBook shows how lighting has the untapped potential to improve employee wellbeing, productivity and ultimately profitability.
In the face of changing and increasingly stringent regulations and rising energy costs, business owners, operators and facilities managers are constantly looking for ways to improve business operations and the bottom line. From demystifying the latest regulations, to how to empower employee productivity, the guide shows how the built environment can take the role of the Chief Operating Officer, giving valuable insight into, and control over, the operations of every area of the modern office.
Richard Turner, Specification Luminaires Business Unit Director for Sylvania, explains: “By simply taking a more holistic approach to the modern office, and seeing lighting as a contributor rather than a cost to the business, owners and operators can make better use of the space available, and the wellness and therefore productivity of the people within it. The new eBook looks at the practical ways owners and facilities managers can put the built environment to work, exploring the role it plays in employee wellbeing and how to apply smart lighting that works for your office and your balance sheet.
“Making the switch from halogen to LED lighting alone can have a significant positive effect, however those who choose to make the switch to smart lighting will reap the greatest benefits. For example, using occupancy sensors to dim or switch off lighting when a room is unoccupied can reduce electricity use by 30%. But it’s not just occupancy usage, intelligent lighting solutions are also giving business owners and employees the power to actively manage and adapt their lighting depending on occupancy usage, machine functionality, room temperature and natural daylight levels. In that way, the office becomes the Chief Operating Officer, providing valuable insights and data that can be used to adapt and control all areas of operations and ultimately improve productivity and profitability.”
The eBook is here.