ESOS – Are you compliant? – Update February 2016
According to edie.net less than 60% of the circa 10,000 businesses that qualify for the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) were compliant by last Friday’s extended deadline, the Environment Agency confirmed on 1st February.
There are around 3,000 organisations which have neither sent notifications of compliance or notifications of intent to comply.
If you are not compliant and have not notified of your intent to comply we can still help.
Please contact one of our ESOS Lead Assessors today for assistance by email or call 01253 789816
We are already in Phase 1 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) so if you have not yet acted on ESOS then now is the time to do so.
At BIU we have a team of Fully Accredited ESOS Lead Assessors who can support you through every step of your ESOS journey.
What is ESOS?
ESOS (The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) has been set up by the UK Government (DECC) in response to an EU requirement to implement Article 8 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (Directive 2012/27/EU of the European Parliament).
Are you eligible?
It is important to recognise if you are affected by ESOS as it is a mandatory requirement for all those it applies to. The ESOS legislation will apply to your business if you:
- Are a private sector organisation with more than 250 employees OR
- Have a turnover of at least €50m – £38,937,777
- Have a balance sheet of €43m – £33,486,489
What do you need to do?
- Measure total energy consumption (including transport) of the business
- Conduct Energy Audits at sites and determine cost effective energy reduction recommendations
- Report compliance to the Environment Agency every four years
- Please note: DECC advises that ESOS will require director level sign-of
Why you should act now:
- The deadline for compliance reporting is 5th December 2015
- Demand for surveys will be high so the later you leave it, the higher the risk of not meeting the deadline
- Save money – the sooner your reduction requirements can be identified and implemented, the sooner you can start to make savings
What to expect from BIU’s ESOS service
- An initial consultation to determine your specific requirements for ESOS, including any exemptions
- Multi-site analysis to determine how many sites need to be audited
- Review of current energy information which could be relevant and contribute to ESOS
- Identify the scope of surveys required to meet legislation
- ESOS reporting along with recommendations on implementing energy saving measures
- Help and support with compliance and report submission