An article in the April edition of Modern Building Services (‘The value of sustainability’) highlights the need for property owners and managers to improve building performance through sustainability.
With around 80% of a building’s costs accounted for by operational expenses, properties are now being valued based on their performance. Sustainable design principles lead to higher rental income, reduced operating and maintenance costs and low depreciation issues.
According to the MBS article, a building’s rentable value increases by up to 25% in line with its sustainability performance, which is why compliance with third-party sustainability legislation such as W BREEAM is so desirable.
BREEAM certification has a number of benefits:
- Client, investor and stakeholder assurance
- Keep up-to-date with industry best practice and mandatory legislation
- Improve communication between developers and clients
- Applies to multiple building types around the world
Gibbons Ultraviolet Solutions helps building owners and facilities managers to improve building performance with our range of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) systems.
Our flagship system, CoilCare® is a chemical-free, low-maintenance unit containing photoniser lamps which is mounted within the air handling unit (AHU) of a HVAC system and applies ultraviolet-C (UVC) light to the cooling coil.
By eradicating contaminants on and around the cooling coil surface, thermal efficiency is improved, while circulated air becomes sterile, healthy and safe for occupants to breathe.
This permanent solution and with continued use can prevent the re-growth of contaminants, protecting building occupants in the long term and helping to maintain reliable, consistent HVAC system performance.
Find out more about Gibbons’ range of ultraviolet solutions by calling Colin Hardman on 07940 544 206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.