Why your business needs an energy audit

Commercial energy prices are still high, but an audit can give you the tools to manage your usage effectively

2022 saw one of the biggest increases in energy prices in recent memory. And 2023 is set to be more of the same, marking it a difficult time for households and businesses alike. To counteract this, businesses have been offered government support over the winter, but this is set to end in its current form come April.

It’s vital that businesses do what they can to manage their energy spending, and when it comes to effective energy management, knowledge is power. Knowing exactly where your money is going can help you reduce costs and lower emissions across your organisation.

This is exactly how an energy audit can help. Let’s take a closer look at why, now more than ever, your business needs an energy audit.

What does an energy audit involve?

During an energy audit, each area of the business is assessed in order to collect as much information as possible about how (and how much) energy is used within your organisation. From lighting and heating to devices, water usage and more, every aspect of your commercial energy is taken into account in order to put together a comprehensive report that shows you where your energy usage can be reduced without sacrificing productivity.

What are the benefits of an energy audit?

Reduce your energy costs

For many businesses, this is the main benefit of an energy audit, especially in today’s climate. Finding ways to conserve your energy usage will inevitably lead to financial benefits. Many unnecessary energy expenses can go unnoticed in a busy commercial environment, but an audit can shine a light on these areas and encourage you to make positive changes. Something as simple as updating lightbulbs to LED alternatives can make a significant difference over time.

Lower your consumption

Identifying where energy is being wasted in your organisation can guide you towards a greener model. Today’s businesses must take responsibility for their own environmental impact, doing what they can to promote sustainability across their operations.

Not only does this help you fall in line with government guidelines, but it can also have benefits for your brand. After all, customers are becoming increasingly aware of their own environmental responsibilities . . . and they’ll expect you to be conscious of yours, too.

Cut carbon emissions

Excess carbon emissions are having a devastating impact on our planet – so much so that the UK government has committed to reaching a target of net zero carbon by 2050. This requires every business to reduce their carbon footprint through energy efficiency, and a comprehensive audit can show you where your carbon figures are coming from.

Ensure compliance with regulations

Speaking of regulations, the net zero campaign isn’t the only government incentive that businesses should be aware of. The likes of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) have been put in place to ensure that businesses are sticking to necessary green guidelines. Completing an energy audit can give you the peace of mind that you are operating within the rules and regulations.

Get in touch to take control of your commercial energy spending

With energy prices remaining high and government support changing, now is the time to get on top of your energy use. Investing in the help of experts can help you understand where your money is going, promoting better energy management and cutting your costs in the long term.

Consultiv Utilities is here to ensure that you are handling your energy in the most sustainable and efficient way possible, finding the most competitive deal for your business and promoting better business practices. We work with you to get to know your organisation and find the energy management solutions that work for you and the environment boxes.

Make the most of your energy by seeking out expert support and guidance. Reach out to a member of our team today and find out how we can help you. Get in touch with the team at Consultiv Utilities.