Commercial Utility Auditing
80% of Utility Bills Contain Errors or Overcharges
These overcharges act like a hidden tax on your business or community. We dig through years of utility data and get your money back
How Does Business Utility Auditing Work?
80% of commercial utility invoices contain errors and overcharges. Honeydew Energy Advisors (HEA) with National Utility Refund (NUR) will search through years of data to remove erroneous charges along with obtaining money owed to you from billing errors over the last 3 years.
Additionally, we also use our network of service providers to competitively source better values and optimize level of service. For example, many waste service providers rake in millions of dollars each year from collecting dumpsters that are mostly empty.
For those who are billed incorrectly, the average savings is 7% annually. Rectifying this will lead to a big refund check and ongoing savings.
Our auditors use advanced software that make the audit a breeze. Simply provide us with logins on your utility accounts and we take care of the heavy lifting.
Areas Offered: Nationwide
Business Utility Auditing Case Studies
Foxhall East Condominium
Washington Gas and Pepco had been charging Foxhall East Condominium sales tax for years without anyone realizing that as a non-profit entity they were not subject to this tax. Honeydew noticed this immediately upon looking at their utility bills, then filed all the paperwork to take the utilities to task. Three months later, Foxhall received a refund for over $30,000 dollars and is enjoying lower utility bills moving forward.
The Franciscan Monastery
In 2016, The Franciscan Monastery in Washington, DC submitted their bills to be audited through NUR’s program. Erroneous chargers were found and removed from their electric and gas bills, including $10,598 in taxes paid over the last 3 years when the Monastery was clearly a tax exempt entity. These chargers were refunded to the Monastery within 6 months of reporting them to Pepco and Washington Gas.
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What Our Clients Are Saying
Alfonzye Chisholm Jr, AIA, LEED AP
Howard University, Director of Capital Planning & Sustainability
“The procurement of energy is one of the top-priority tasks we lead at the University. Our focus is always on green energy sources whenever possible. However, we still need to procure traditional long-term energy contracts for electricity, gas and water at the most affordable rate possible. We are a small office with no staff that has the time and expertise needed to help identify and negotiate energy contracts in this volatile and ever-changing environment. To fill this gap, we have worked with Julian as a consultant for over four years. He has been personally involved in the energy decision-making process that led to the current energy contracts that we have in place. He has proven to be knowledgeable, and more importantly, dedicated to making sure that we get the best contract terms available. He has also helped with other initiatives like solar thermal hot water energy and energy benchmarking. He is an important part of the energy and sustainability team here at Howard University.”
2100 19th Street Coop, Former Board President
“We had been trying to go solar for a few years, but had trouble finding a company who would finance a solar energy system on our roof. Julian, from Honeydew Energy Advisors not only helped us find the solar companies, but he also negotiated on our behalf and compared the different proposals side by side. He made it very easy for us to go solar, and now we know we received a highly competitive offer.”
The Mansion on O Street, Founder & Chairman
“Andrew saved us at least 10%, which is a lot for us. We estimate it to be at least $1,000/month. As a small non-profit, this is substantial. But life is not just about money. Andrew was there, doing all the work to achieve this goal. And continues to be in touch with us. He cares. Can’t get better than this.”
Mac’s Tire Service, Manager
“Honeydew Energy Advisors made it very easy for us to choose a new lower cost electric and natural gas supplier. Great rates and customer service!”