Any operator of a commercial building knows that keeping operating costs low is one of the highest priorities. While there are several areas where this can be done, one of the prime suspects for lowering costs is the energy usage of the building. Energy costs can balloon if you’re not careful, but luckily there are many ways to reduce these costs if you know where to look. And the first step in determining these paths is through a commercial energy audit. CMI Companies is proud to help local commercial building operators reduce their energy costs through auditing their energy usage. Here are the basics of what a commercial energy audit is and measures.
Your Building Uses Energy
Every commercial building needs energy to run, and the cost of this energy can quickly become one of the biggest costs of your entire facility operation. This cost can vary wildly depending on the organizations running within the building – if your building hosts office space with servers and computers, it will definitely have higher energy costs on average. Studies estimate that nearly 1/3 of all business operating costs can be traced to the energy consumption needs of the business.
An Energy Audit Measures How Energy is Used
By performing an audit of their energy usage, facility managers and business owners alike can get a complete picture of how much energy is being used in the building. It can pinpoint where energy is being used and identify if it is efficient or not. Using this information, professional electricians such as those at CMI Companies can evaluate areas that can be more efficient and make recommendations to property managers or business owners. They can recommend switching to LED lighting, implementing sensor controls, and other ways to make a building more energy efficient.
The Benefits Are Worth It
A commercial energy audit is worth it for more than just the opportunity to reduce energy usage. Older office buildings may have several health safety risks that can be found through an energy audit and remedied, resulting in better health for the employees working there. As the business world promotes energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprints, your business can join in to help the environment. In addition, several government programs may also incentivize energy efficiency through the usage of tax rebates and credits. The results of a commercial energy audit may be used to identify ways in which your business can qualify for these tax benefits.
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