As a small business owner, you know the impact energy costs have on your bottom line. Trying to find ways to cut expenses can be a constant battle – but it doesn’t have to be. Having our expert energy advisors assess your energy efficiency will identify the factors in your business that are increasing your energy expenses. Once these factors are identified, our advisors will recommend highly efficient replacements, and best of all, often your utility will pay you an incentive to make the project more affordable!
Energy audits can save your business money by identifying where you can reduce energy waste. While lighting, heating and air conditioning account for up to 70% of energy usage in most commercial buildings, it varies from business to business. Wouldn’t it be great if you knew where the majority of your energy was coming from in your business?
When Lime Energy performs a small business energy audit, our experts identify the measures that are wasting the most energy, and therefore the most money. After clearly explaining both the utility and non-utility monetary benefits, we then implement the energy efficiency solutions we find during the audit to reduce your energy waste, cut expenses and boost productivity and sales.
Environmental sustainability often goes hand in hand with energy efficiency. Weather fluctuations and variations in business volume can make energy efficiency difficult to maintain throughout the year. Learning new ways to be environmentally friendly and implementing the improvements identified during an energy audit can have a significant impact on your bottom line.
Examples of sustainable upgrades you can find in a typical small business energy audit are:
Install LED or advanced CFL lighting and occupancy sensors to increase energy efficiency. These lighting improvements will optimize usage, minimize waste and help brighten your business.
Install low flow plumbing fixtures. Replacing old water fixtures with low flowing ones is a low-cost way to conserve water and save money.
Install high-efficiency windows, window film and protective roof coating to maintain temperatures during both warm and cold seasons.
Install programmable thermostats to control temperature throughout the seasons and earn an incentive for reducing usage during peak hours.
Energy audits can save your business money is by identifying opportunities for energy equipment retrofits and upgrades. Outdated and inefficient equipment has a major impact on your company’s bottom line.
When Lime Energy performs an audit, our expert auditors identify possible areas for energy retrofits and upgrades that will lower your energy expenses long-term. Potential opportunities in lighting could be upgrading outdated fluorescent or high-bay lights. We’ll also examine your HVAC, water systems and controls for areas where retrofits can increase your efficiency, saving you money in the long-term.
Reducing your waste, installing sustainable products and identifying opportunities for retrofits and upgrades will save you and your business significant money. In our utility sponsored programs, Lime Energy auditors will even determine the level of financial incentive your utility will provide to help upgrade your equipment.
If you are a customer of one of our utility clients, our expert energy advisors are ready to help you improve your business’s energy efficiency. Choose your utility from this menu, and contact Lime Energy today to set up your energy audit.