Benefits of a commercial building renovation project
The overall benefits of a commercial renovation project extend to property owners, inhabitants, and the natural environment. These projects should aim to retrofit buildings with modern, resilient technologies to help make them more sustainable.
Research shows that 75-90 percent of Europe’s current building stock will still be in use by 2050. For property managers and business owners, renovation is an opportunity to save money, increase property value and extend the useful life of their assets in a way that is both cheaper and better for the environment than building new.
Benefits of a commercial renovation project include:
- Lowering operational costs – Insulation materials (like stone wool) increases the thermal performance of a structure, requiring less energy to heat and cool the building. Cutting down on energy consumption is an effective strategy to reduce the total cost of ownership.
- Renovating for greater sustainability – With high-performing thermal insulation, buildings also generate less CO2 emissions (due to reduced energy consumption). Many local and national governments now promote sustainable building practices, so the commercial renovation cost could be offset using one of these programs.
- Establishing healthier and safer spaces – A healthier indoor climate is possible with insulation that reduces noise pollution, maintains a comfortable temperature, and limits humidity or condensation, which could lead to mould. Stone wool’s properties are uniquely suited to provide all these benefits.
Reducing the carbon footprint of structures and improving their indoor climate is vital for creating sustainable, healthy buildings of the future. With ROCKWOOL’s insulation technology, property owners can revitalise existing buildings into modern and productive office spaces.