ESOS or Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is an energy assessment scheme as part of the EU Energy Efficiency directive. It is mandatory for organisations that meet the criteria. For those that do, an ESOS assessment needs to be carried out every 4 years. These assessments are audits of the energy used by buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.
Organisations must then notify the Environment Agency by a set deadline that they have complied with their ESOS obligations.
Those organisations that qualify will fall under one of these parameters:-
Organisations subject to the public contracts regulations (2006) are exempt, although some trusts, public companies and not-for-profit bodies may be included.
However, there are other ways to achieve compliance. If we make sure that your business covers 90% of your energy consumption, you can use a mix of approaches via ISO50001, DEC’s and/or GDA’s.
Our range of ESOS services cover:
|Qualified Lead Assessors|
|Monitoring and Targeting|
|ESOS Audits, Green Deal Assessments and DEC’s must be performed by individuals registered in line with standards such as BS EN 16247-1|
|ESOS Assessments need to be reviewed by a Lead Auditor to verify compliance.|
|The assessment needs to be signed off by a director or board member.|
|Auditor must be listed on an approved register of consultants and qualified to PAS 51215:2014|
|ISO 50001 Energy Management Systems (EnMS) certification must be fully certified by a UKAS accredited body. It needs to be verified as covering 90% of your total energy use to comply.|
What help you may need from EMW:
|Initial analysis for identification of potential requirements and to determine whether any work has already been undertaken that may contribute to compliance.|
|Providing a EMW accredited and registry approved lead assessor to perform, monitor or review the energy audits and the overall ESOS assessment.|
|To develop a cost and benefit strategy including pay back periods and suitability of any other potential energy-saving opportunities.|
|Providing and updating an evidence pack to support the audits. Primarily in their findings and recommendations.|
|Notification to the scheme administrator once a director or board member has signed off a completed ESOS assessment.|