Can The Nocturnal Office Adapt to Heat AND Boost Profit?

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  • 72% How much of the year our traditional pre-Covid, 9–5, 5-day work week offices sat idle, leaving only 28% of the year when workers were on shift
  • 55% of the total energy use is consumed during that time. Minimum ventilation, base building lighting and equipment and stand-by modes all tick the meter over even when the building is empty
  • 20% of those workers (during the 28% of the year) weren’t in the office. They’re on the road, mobile, working from home, or simply away from work due to illness or mental health days
  • 60%-70% of the total office floor space is actually used (during the 28% of the year when 20% of the workforce isn’t even there), with the balance of floor space being taken up by circulation corridors, storage areas, plant rooms and the like
  • 30% The built environment’s contribution to total global carbon emissions.
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