The Benefits of an Energy Audit on Your Commercial Property Insurance

The climate is changing and many individuals and companies are going green in an effort to save the planet, and there are actually some financial benefits as a cherry on top. 

Many people and businesses are changing the way they harness energy. Instead of relying on fossil fuels which produce greenhouse gasses, they are looking to renewable sources of energy like solar, wind, nuclear, and more. But if saving the planet and your grandchildren are not enough, we have some good news! There are actually financial benefits you can reap if you go through an energy audit on your commercial property insurance.

How an Energy Audit Can Save Your Small Business Money

A typical energy audit examines everything that consumes energy inside of a building, from lights to air conditioners. The ultimate goal of this audit is to find out how energy efficient your building is and if it is being used to fulfill your daily needs without waste.

An energy auditor examines and does a few things:

  • Takes a look at your last 12 months of utility bills.
  • Identifies the energy efficiency measures (EEM) you might take.
  • Asks questions about what happens in the building when it is occupied and empty.
  • Performs a walkthrough of your building to fully examine and assess the systems.

The audit can recommend energy saving tips, like switching to LEDs, which will save you money in the long-run. Insurance companies look kindly to those that are willing to invest in the future of the planet. Is an energy audit something you need to do?

Saving money while saving the planet is a no-brainer. Business insurance can give you the peace of mind that you deserve when it comes to the covered damages. Contact the Business Protection Coaches at Stromsoe Insurance Agency for all of your commercial insurance coverage needs.

One Comment

  1. April 25, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    I knew nothing about commercial insurance before reading this article. It was interesting to learn that an energy audit on your commercial insurance can help you to know what improvements should be made to your home. I hope this article can help us to know what we should do to improve the value of our home.