Entries by Daniel Murray

ESOS then & now

How has the sustainability world evolved since ESOS Phase 1? ESOS Phase 1 is now a distant memory for those who complied ahead of the 5th December 2015 compliance deadline. Indeed, given that ESOS operates in four-year cycles, many businesses have already switched their attention to Phase 2. Research suggests, however, that 74% of businesses […]

ESOS compliance & ISO 50001 – which is the best route for you?

With ESOS Phase 2 appearing on the horizon, many businesses are beginning to consider what their most effective route to compliance is. With the three routes to compliance that were primarily used by qualifying businesses for ESOS Phase 1 expected to remain broadly similar for Phase 2, and the timeline for compliance taking anywhere up […]

Sustainable Development Goals – how should businesses act?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are ultimately aimed at “freeing the human race from the tyranny of poverty and healing and securing our planet”, present a supremely ambitious and transformative vision to be pursued and achieved by all sectors of society, including governments, businesses and the public, by 2030. With very low public awareness, […]

The benefits of the Heat Networks Regulations to tenants

The Heat Network Regulations aim to improve the quality of service being provided by heat suppliers. As such, they will require heat suppliers to install final customer meters, and to bill final customers based on actual supply, where technically and economically feasible. So why has the UK government implemented this policy and is it likely […]

2016 CDP results are in!

October 25 marked the release of the 2016 Climate Change CDP results and what a successful year it has been for Carbon Smart’s clients! We helped insurance giant XL Catlin and global recruitment leaders SThree plc to tell their sustainability stories and maximise their CDP performance. SThree plc increased their score from ‘74 E’ in […]

ESOS compliance enforced – are you ready?

With the ESOS compliance deadline of 5th December 2015 now long passed, data published online by the Environment Agency (EA) suggests that around 3,000 of the estimated 10,000 ESOS qualifying organisations are still yet to comply. An EA spokesman confirmed in April that they were beginning to contact organisations they believe qualified for ESOS but […]

Energy audits directive & ESOS: have you considered your group’s other entities?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) regulation is the UK’s response to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED). The EED is a European-wide Directive which mandates that all large EU organisations must undertake a number of steps, including performing energy audits, once every four years on 100% of the energy the organisation […]