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4 Benefits of a Business Energy Audit

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4 benefits of a business energy audit

As the world becomes more aware of its carbon footprint, many businesses are realising the importance of reducing their energy output. In fact, it’s a mandatory requirement for certain-sized UK businesses.

A business energy audit is one of the ways in which companies can do their bit. This post will take you through the specifics of a business energy audit and how it can benefit your business.

What is a business energy audit?

Broadly speaking, a business energy audit is an assessment of your organisation’s energy output. It can take various forms, but one of the most common is part of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

Regulated by the environment agency, large organisations must assess their energy usage every 4 years and find new ways to reduce their carbon footprint. If you’re wondering whether you need an energy audit because of ESOS, ask yourself two questions:

  • Does my business have more than 250 employees?
  • Does it have an annual turnover of at least £44.1million?

Answering yes to either of these questions means that you are expected to produce a detailed report on your business’s energy output. Any eligible business that doesn’t comply with the regulations could be saddled with a hefty fine, ranging from £5,000 to £90,000.

4 benefits of a business energy audit

Save energy

The purpose of a business energy audit is pretty simple – to assess energy efficiency and how it can be improved. Once you know how much energy you’re wasting, your business can easily become more efficient.


Having an energy audit is a great way to highlight the areas that could be financially draining to your business. As energy-saving measures are identified and reduced, costs can easily fall as well. That alone gives you a very good reason for your next energy audit!

Improve your business’s image

Your brand is highly important when it comes to generating sales, attracting new customers and keeping them. Consumers appreciate companies with authentic brand values. Being considerate of your carbon emissions and caring for the environment is a value they will want to support.

Stay compliant and avoid fines

If your business is eligible for the business energy audit, then it’s essential that you comply with the regulations. A key component of ESOS, you could be fined £50,000 plus £500 for each working day you violate. Reduced penalties are given out for new entrants at £5,000. Either way, no one wants to be forking out a penny more than they have to due to non-compliance. So, it’s in your best interests to stay on the right side of the rules.

Book your business energy audit today

Take the stress out of auditing by getting a professional assessment team to do it for you. Volta Compliance will take you through the ESOS process, creating a strategy to implement beneficial changes. Our expert team has 20+ years of experience in carrying out specialised reports that will make sure you stay compliant and minimise costs!

If you’d like to know more or to book your business energy audit, simply contact Volta Compliance on 0113 397 1361 or request a quote online.

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Richard Carr Volta Compliance
Richard Carr
Managing Director
Richard is the Director of Volta Compliance. He is a fully qualified approved electrician graded with the JIB. Richard has over 20 years electrical experience working on commercial and industrial installations.