ESOS - Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme
To comply with the regulations, a ‘Lead Energy Assessor’ will need to conduct an ESOS Assessment to:
- Measure your total energy consumption for buildings, industrial processes and transport
- Identify areas of significant energy consumption, accounting for at least 90% of your total energy consumption
- Identify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations for areas of significant energy consumption
- Report compliance to the Environment Agency
Organisations may not need to undertake the Assessment if are fully covered by ISO 50001.
ESOS defines an undertaking as any entity or enterprise which is ‘engaged in an economic activity, irrespective of its legal form’. Beyond larger private sector companies, this means ESOS may also apply to:
- Charities and other not-for-profit bodies, if engaged in ‘trade or business activities’
However, this is not clear cut and we would advise such organisations to check the wording of the ESOS regulation: for example, universities that are subject to the Public Contracting Regulations 2006 are outside the scope of ESOS.
David Brown Consulting are here to help with the many tasks the ESOS program demands from a business:
- Measure the total energy consumption for buildings, industrial processes and transport
- Identify areas of significant energy consumption that account for at least 90% of total energy consumption
- Identify practical energy efficiency recommendations for areas of significant energy consumption and assess and report on the cost-effectiveness of each (based on a life-cycle cost analysis where practical)
- Report compliance to the Environment Agency by December 5th 2015, after having had the ESOS Assessment reviewed by a Board-level Director (or senior manager where no Directors exists)