What is a business energy audit?
A commercial energy audit can assist your business in the reduction of both energy costs and consumption. This is a business energy service that gives you the best combination of savings advice and services that we have to offer.
How to prepare for a business energy audit?
Being prepared for your business energy audit can be beneficial, as you and your employees will already know of existing issues.
It wouldn’t be far-fetched to say that when employees have issues whether it’s being too cold or hot they’ll voice their opinions. Listen to these complaints by members of staff who have to deal with the issues and make a note of them. Understanding current issues will allow you to make the positive changes needed in your working environment.
You may have begun to make more expensive energy bills each month. Keep a hold of this information as it’ll allow you to compare costs to see if the changes you made are worthwhile.
What is typically included in a business energy audit?
- Computer usage
- Heating and cooling systems
- Employee awareness
A commercial energy audit can assist your business in achieving the following:
- Reducing commercial electricity bills
- Reducing commercial gas bills
- Reducing commercial water bills
- Reducing waste
- Reducing your business energy consumption
- Guarding your business against going out of contract and being placed on your energy suppliers highest rate tariff
What types of business energy audits are there?
Business energy audits come in three ways, so below we have broken down the options.
An auditor will arrive at your site to review issues you have with your energy consumption. They’ll conduct a site inspection and identify areas for improvement and give them to you, in order for you to reduce your energy costs. Your site auditor will look at a variety of areas including lighting, heating and building changes including insulation and windows.
A phone call with an auditor will take place and they’ll ask you a series of questions in regards to your current energy consumption. The answers you give to these questions will allow them to put together a plan that you, and your staff can follow which in turn will help reduce the costs of your energy bills. A thorough plan should include current costs and savings you should make over time.
It’s likely, especially if you’re a small company, that you’ll conduct your own internal energy audit, using the information we have provided in this guide. An internal energy audit will be conducted by yourself for an internal member of staff who you can trust to conduct a thorough audit.
The internal audit will most likely not be as thorough if it was done by a professional auditor, however, it is certainly something you should consider if you’re conscious of your business energy costs.
The list of common areas identified in an audit will give you a basis on where to start with your audit, as you can assess these areas in your company.
Is it worth doing an energy audit?
It is certainly worth company time and money to conduct a thorough energy audit whether that’s internal or external. These audits are conducted so you can locate areas within your business where you can begin to cut costs.
Changes to your workplace will be anything from short term fixes like getting staff onboard and changing light bulbs to long term projects like insulation and windows.
Choosing Exchange Utility for your commercial energy audit
At Exchange Utility we see it as our responsibility to assist businesses in reducing their costs, as well as their consumption. We work alongside you, identifying your specific needs, to offer tailored solutions for your business.
The objective is to assist the UK as a whole in working towards reducing costs and meeting ambitious 2020 energy efficiency targets. A great way to get started is through completing a comprehensive business energy audit, so join us and get yours today.
Commercial energy auditing
Once you’ve booked your business energy audit, an expert will be in touch to discuss the best options for your business. During this time, your expert will work with you to find the best solutions for your energy and utility needs.
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