The UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
Element Consultants now have an approved ESOS Lead Energy Assessor and can manage all your ESOS responsibilities.
ESOS is the mechanism by which all UK businesses will be compelled to comply with Article 8 of The EU Energy Efficiency Directive.
In the first phase only large businesses must engage. These businesses should have completed their first compliance period by 5th December 2015. They will then have to submit further compliance notices on a four-yearly frequency (2019,2023 etc)
What is a large business?
Employees > 250
Turnover > €50 million (£38,937,777) and a balance sheet in excess of €43 million (£33,486,489)*
* Based on Euro:Stg spot rate at 31/12/14
This will include:
Public sector bodies, Universities, not-for-profit groups etc. , where not excluded.
Element can advise you on your compliance responsibilities and guide you through the process.
The spirit of the Directive however, is to embed an energy efficiency ethos into your organisation.
We have been doing just that at Element Consultants for the last 8 years.
If you are unsure whether you comply you can read the government guidance.
What does ESOS entail?
ESOS assessments are audits of all energy used by an organisation; this includes buildings, industrial processes and transport. They specifically include the identification of cost-effective energy saving measures.
How to comply:
– You must appoint a Lead Energy Assessor
– You total energy consumption must be calculated using approved methods
– Significant areas of consumption (accounting for 90% of energy use) must be identified
– Energy-saving measures to minimise consumption must be identified
The Assessment must be approved and signed off by the appointed Lead Energy Assessor
– The relevant compliance body must be notified.
Although the Environment Agency has UK-wide responsibility, the scheme is managed locally.
Element have an accredited Lead Energy Assessor and can guide you through this process – why not contact us?