Building Green in 2019: Office Design Trends Changing Top Companies

2018 was a record-breaking year for Massachusetts. The state was ranked first in energy efficiency and increased power savings by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy in their 12th annual report. A feat that we are proud to be a part of at Pope Energy.

Now, as we look forward to the future, we can all be taking steps forward to an even greener future, especially in office building design.

Here are a few green office design trends that are changing top companies for the better:

Prefabricated construction

Prefab materials have become the norm as offices use demountable partitions for daylight access, ventilation and flexibility while also cutting down on drywall and the waste it adds to landfills.

Prefabricated materials can ship finished to the building site, eliminating the volatile organic compounds (VOC) and air quality issues related to conventional drywall and finishing.

Distributed energy systems

Top companies are incorporating renewable energy sources and smart energy systems into both existing and new buildings. Distributed energy systems (DES) are at the core of this trend.

DES is a new term that describes an array of energy generation, monitoring, storage and control solutions, covering electricity, heating and cooling. Not only is DES good for the planet because it reduces carbon emissions, but it’s also good for companies’ bottom line, as it reduces overall energy costs.

Net zero buildings

To help with the battle against climate change, a growing number of companies are choosing to build net zero buildings, which generate all of their energy needs from clean (non-carbon-emitting) sources.

At Pope Energy, we’re always trying to stay ahead of the curve and work with our clients and state officials to combat climate change. We excel in developing and constructing commercial and large-scale solar photovoltaic projects for builders and property owners in Massachusetts.

Give us a call today at 855-767-3363 to learn more.