ESOS, UK ETS, net zero buildings and more

The Energy Advice Hub roundup ESOS, UK ETS, net zero buildings and more

Welcome to the latest roundup of news and news and advice from BiU’s Energy Advice Hub.  As usual we’ve got the latest carbon compliance advice, including up to date explainers on ESOS phase 3, and a look at the new mandatory energy performance rating system for large buildings.

These articles and more are below – and if you need advice on your company’s low carbon challenges, get in touch.

New mandatory energy ratings for large buildings: an explainer

The government is consulting on a new framework for rating the energy performance of large commercial and industrial buildings, and it may replace EPCs.

Budget 2021: the green bits

The Budget dominated headlines at the beginning of the month. We sifted through the Chancellor’s announcements to find the green bits.

Are you ready for ESOS phase 3?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is now in its third phase – we’ve got up to date advice on the scheme.

Using ISO 50001 as a route to ESOS compliance

Becoming ISO 50001 certified is one route to ESOS compliance – and there are a host of additional benefits.

What will ESOS look like in the future?

ESOS is likely to change in the future, as the government looks to align energy compliance with its net zero target. We’ve taken an educated guess at what might change.

The UK Emissions Trading Scheme: what you need to know 

The UK ETS will enter operation in May 2021. Here’s our quick explainer on the scheme.

Procuring energy for net zero buildings? New guidance is here

The UK Green Building Council has published guidance on net zero energy procurement, carbon offsetting and carbon accounting for net zero buildings.

What are the barriers to green construction?

We take a look at what is stifling progress on building green, and what needs to be done.


Further reading

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The UK government’s COP26 to-do list
The UK government’s COP26 to-do list

The UK government’s COP26 to-do list is large, and the reality of the UK’s progress on emissions cuts is lagging behind the ambition. As we prepare to host this crucial climate conference, what should…

June 2021 energy and carbon green round up
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