How Much Gas And Electricity Does A Store Use Every Year?
How much gas and electricity a store uses depends upon the size and efficiency of its building and the types and number of energy-intensive appliances it uses.
To get an accurate usage assessment, auditors typically conduct a site survey to determine exactly how you use each appliance throughout the day. These audits may also analyse current energy use at different times of day and during different seasons.
Once auditors have determined consumption in the store, they may calculate energy use for a full year and compare it to industry and regional average energy-use statistics to determine whether the store saves on business electricity.
Typically, auditors determine business electricity and gas usage by multiplying usage per square foot by the size of the store in square feet. For example, if a business uses 10-kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity per square foot each year and is 5,000 square feet in size, its energy use would equal 50,000 kWh per year.