Esos… What happens now?



800px-3D_Judges_GavelThe Environment Agency confirmed that more than 3000 companies that qualified for Esos did not comply with the 5th December 2015 deadline (extended to 29th January 2016). What happens now, asks BIU in this sponsored post, both for those companies that complied and those that didn’t?

For those companies that complied, you must now look at how to make the most of the ‘opportunity’ that Esos has presented. The Decc Guide to Implementing Energy Savings Opportunities published in January 2016, claims that “on average, a business can reduce it’s annual energy costs by 20% through improving energy efficiency and energy management”. So instead of Esos being a ‘tick box’ exercise, utilise the information it has provided and reap the rewards of the savings that can be achieved not all of which will require significant investment. The knowledge gained can add value in itself through behavioural change.

Not too late

What about the companies that did not comply? While the Environment Agency has said fines will only be issued as a last resort, we doubt it will just be forgotten about. Otherwise the EA would lose credibility as Esos is the government’s means of implementing part 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. So now is a good time to put some plans in place. If you are not compliant and have not notified of your intent to comply we can still help.

BIU’s Esos service includes an initial consultation to determine your specific requirements, multi-site analysis to determine how many sites need to be audited, a review of current energy information which could be relevant and contribute to Esos, identification of the scope of surveys required to meet the legislation, Esos reporting along with recommendations on implementing energy saving measures and help and support with compliance and report submission.

Our Lead Assessors are happy to talk you through the process and answer any questions you may have. For information on this service please contact or call 01253 789816.

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