Great turnout at Sustainability Live

With less than eight months to go until the next ESOS deadline, now is the time for those affected by the legislation to focus on the future plan. Whilst many organisations are only concentrating on compliance, others are looking at the long term benefits that can be gained by acting upon the recommendations of the ESOS surveys, rather than just meeting the basic requirements.

This topic was discussed in detail at a specialist-led seminar at Sustainability Live on Wednesday 22nd April at Birmingham NEC. Chaired by Jonathan Akers, Head of Consultancy at BIU, the session covered the significant stages in the ESOS process and the importance of getting organisations on board, explained through case studies.

Presentations were made from John Taylor from Carbon Credentials, Will Todd from Carbon Architecture and Mathias Loeser and Richard Sulley from Cofely, ending with a session from Mr Akers which advised how to get customers on-side for ESOS and the potential energy and cost savings which could be generated.

The overall opinion from the day was that there is a clear divide in how organisations want to approach ESOS. Some simply want to undertake the minimum work required to achieve compliance, whilst others plan to actively improve their energy performance based on the recommendations and outcomes from the ESOS report.

Jonathan Akers explains, “All customers have different priorities and it is important to understand and respect those. We use a flexible approach for all our services and ESOS is no different, so whether it is simply ensuring a company is compliant or providing a long term energy reduction plan that also fits in with the ESOS criteria, we will do everything we can to meet their needs”.

With a strong team of Energy Managers and ESOS Lead Assessors, BIU are already working with a large proportion of customers on ESOS, including Eurogarages, McColls and Symphony Group. For further information on the ESOS service, please contact us here.