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Element Consultant – Approved lead assessor for ESOS

The UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Element Consultants have an approved ESOS Lead Energy Assessor and can manage all your ESOS responsibilities. We have guided a number of organisations through Phase 1 of ESOS accreditation and help your business.

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 had to engage. These businesses should have completed their first compliance period by 5th December 2015. They then have to submit further compliance notices on a four-yearly frequency as shown in the table:

Phase 2

We are now in Phase 2 which has a deadline of 5th December 2019. Companies now have to submit the first of further compliance notices. The data preparation period for Phase 2 started on the 1 January 2018.

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.

ESOS Roles

Element have an accredited Lead Energy Assessor and can guide you through this process – why not contact us?