Why Do You Need a Commercial Energy Audit in Maryland?

February 26, 2015 Written by  Comments Print
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Are you a facility owner in Maryland who is wondering how to cut costs? One of the best ways to do so is with a commercial energy audit.  

What is a Commercial Energy Audit?

In a commercial energy audit, a professional energy auditor visits your facility to help you understand how your facility uses energy, where inefficiencies exist, and what you can do to rectify them. greeNEWit offers two levels of energy audits: Level I and Level II.

Level I Audit

A level I audit is basically an introduction to the energy usage of your facility. Level I audits give you a general understanding of how energy is being used in the facility and where improvements could be made. The energy auditor will provide you with a rough estimate of how much it might cost to implement energy efficiency measures, as well as an idea of how much you could save by implementing them.

Level II Audit

A level II audit goes past the tip of the iceberg to give you a full-scale analysis of how energy is being used in your facility. Diagnostic testing gives specific insights into the exact energy usage of equipment. Potential upgrades are prioritized and priced out, and are accompanied by a detailed cost/ROI analysis.

The level of audit you get will depend on your budget and the potential of your building for energy efficiency upgrades. If your commercial facility has significant potential for improvements, a Level II audit may be worth the additional investment.

Why Should You Get a Commercial Energy Audit in Maryland

Cut Energy Costs

Every facility owner knows that energy costs make up a significant portion of the overall costs of running a facility. When you invest in energy efficiency improvements recommended by a commercial energy audit, you get a long-term reduction in energy usage and costs that pays for itself over time. Check out this case study from an audit we did on a number of Greystar's residential properties that resulted in more than half a million dollars in actual measured savings.

The Numbers Don't Lie

Any smart business person knows that it's important to see the numbers before making a big investment. A Level I commercial energy audit provides estimates as to the costs and potential for ROI, and a Level II audit provides detailed analysis that puts a concrete dollar value on every aspect of the project.

Increased Comfort

The satisfaction of your tenants is highly dependent on their comfort levels. Do you find that you frequently get complaints from tenants that it's too cold in the winter, or too hot in the summer? Energy efficiency improvements can make the building more comfortable for occupants, and save you money at the same time. Now that's a win win.


Commercial Energy Audits in Maryland

To learn more about commercial audits, talk to the energy consultants at greeNEWit today! You can reach us at 866.966.7630 to learn more, or visit us at our website. And don't forget to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter!