As from the 17th July the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now a legal requirement. We can help guide you through your best route to compliance.
The ESOS Assessment
To comply with ESOS regulations large enterprises will need to undertake an ESOS Assessment, including the following elements:
Measure your total energy consumption for buildings, industrial processes and transport;
Identify areas of significant energy consumption, accounting for at least 90% of your total energy consumption;
Appoint a ‘Lead Energy Assessor’ to oversee the ESOS Assessment; (they can be an external consultant or an in-house expert as long as they are on an approved register)
Selecting a route to compliance in respect of each area of significant energy consumption and undertaking the activity to comply via this route – these include ESOS compliant energy audits, certified ISO 50001 coverage, a Green Deal Assessment (not available in Northern Ireland) or a Display Energy Certificate;
Identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations for areas of significant energy consumption;
The first round of audits must be undertaken and notified to the Environment Agency by December 5 2015 and then at least every four years from the date of the previous audit.