New energy legislation for large organisations

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, the UK government’s response to the 2012 EU Energy Efficiency Directive, requires large organisations to measure their total energy consumption for a period of twelve months starting before the end of 2014.

With the end of the year fast approaching, it is worth making sure whether you’re in or out, and what you should do now if you are covered by the legislation.

All large organisations have to register with the Environment Agency and ensure they are collecting the required data to start measuring their total energy consumption in the coming months. This should include buildings, industrial processes and transport. It requires more energy data to be collected than CRC or mandatory GHG reporting schemes.

A large organisation for ESOS, has:

  • 250 or more employees, or
  • An annual turnover of at least £39 million and an annual balance sheet of at least £33 million.

Once you have measured your energy consumption, you will have to carry out energy audits for 90% of the energy used across your business, write a report to be signed off by an Approved Lead Assessor and ensure it is approved by the Environment Agency before 5th December 2015.

With a vast amount of experience in supporting businesses to achieve legal compliance, Carbon Smart is ideally placed to guide you through ESOS in an effective way. Whether you simply need someone to help you tick the boxes or could use this opportunity to look into cost-effective energy consumption changes, we can offer our knowledge and experience to build your own, tailored, ESOS response.

Contact us now to discuss your ESOS requirements to be ready before December.

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