How to keep your business cool while protecting the environment

Summer is in full swing and this year in the UK we’ve experienced some shocking heatwaves. Many of us are reaching for the fans and cranking up the air con. Office-based teams are seriously feeling the heat right now, with most buildings in the UK designed to trap hot air in rather than keep it out.

With many of us now back in the office full time, creating an environment that is actually comfortable to work in is a serious challenge. That’s where we can help here at EA Group. We specialise in entrance solutions, including doors, speed gates, access control and building management. Using the right entrance solution is great for security, but this isn’t its only benefit. We’ve found that it provides great benefits for keeping your office at a comfortable temperature, while keeping costs and environmental impact down. Here’s how it’s done.

Revolving doors

Revolving doors were introduced to allow multiple people to enter and exit a building through the same door at the same time. They’re a visually impressive and convenient addition to any office building. Did you know they’re also great for the environment?

Revolving doors are designed in a way that stops the majority of outside air from getting inside your building and keeping the air inside from getting out. This was initially designed to keep buildings quiet, but now allows businesses to save on their air conditioning bill! Whether it’s during the summer or winter, revolving doors help to conserve energy from your air conditioning.

We know that environmental concerns are being prioritised by businesses more heavily, a revolving door helps to mitigate your carbon footprint. We can even install optional air curtains to further achieve a finer temperature-controlled environment around the door. It also saves money! When looking to install a revolving door, you should consider its long-term energy savings against its capital outlay.

At EA Group we can offer a range of revolving doors depending on the needs of your business. Whether you need a wide access door to accommodate a range of mobility needs, or our sleek all-glass models. Speak to a member of the team to find out more.

Reduce congestion

We’re going back to basics a little bit here, but we think it proves a point. Crowds create heat, so reducing the amount of congestion around your site helps to keep your business cool and comfortable. This won’t be relevant in every office, but we know that for some environments like business centres and coworking spaces it has to be considered.

Thankfully, at EA Group we have plenty of solutions that make this possible. The first are speed gates, which can be implemented to ensure quick and secure access to every part of your site. Think of speed gates as the evolution of turnstiles you’re used to seeing at stations and events. They integrate with access control service to ensure that only authorised users can access your site, but they work much faster than a staffed reception or security presence.

This means that people entering your site can get to where they need to go much faster. Therefore, reducing queues, congestion and confusion.

Our range of speed gates have a modern, contemporary design and we can assist you with integrating them with most access control systems. In the case of an emergency, they can be locked open. If you’d prefer a more robust security presence, they can work alongside a staffed reception with a push button.

Industry specific services

We know that every business is different, and many have very specific requirements when it comes to regulating temperature. Building management systems help, but sometimes there need to be more systems put in place.

In the leisure sector, we can help by implementing time and attendance tracking alongside your access control systems. This means that guests can see how busy your site is before they decide to visit, preventing overcrowding. Check out our ClubManager membership management service to find out more about how this works.

While for gyms and leisure centres maintaining temperature is a matter of comfort, in sectors like healthcare or the chemical industry it’s often a necessity. This is where our range of hermetically sealing automatic sliding doors can help. These doors have a special hermetic seal that help maintain a sterile environment, preventing the transfer of dust, moisture and germs to any room. Naturally temperature is maintained too. All our doors are temperature tested too, working for up to 3 days at 70°C heat and -25°C cold.

For more information about our systems mentioned here or if you have any questions that we haven’t managed to answer here, get in touch at +44 (0) 1372 459536. Check out our other blogs for more tips about how your business can make the most of these services.