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    ESOS is here
    are YOU ready?
    Time is running out on ESOS, all eligible companies
    must submit formal notification of compliance
    by 5 December 2015

Appoint an E&CM Lead Assessor today

Our expert team at Energy & Carbon Management are proficient at helping businesses achieve ESOS compliance. In addition to achieving compliance and avoiding any hefty fines, our lead assessors will also help you identify opportunities to reduce your energy use, cut consumption and save you money.

Check out our ESOS Frequently Asked Questions for more information or call us on 01293 651218 and start your savings today.

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Who does ESOS affect?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has been introduced by the UK government in response to the EU Efficiency Directive. ESOS is a mandatory scheme that will affect ALL organisations across the UK who have:
- 250 + employees, or
- Have an annual turnover exceeding €50 million (£38,937,777) & an annual balance sheet exceeding €43 million (£33,486,489)
- Public Sector and SME organisations have no mandatory obligation to comply with the scheme, but are encouraged to adopt ESOS methodologies to achieve energy savings

What do eligible businesses need to do to comply with ESOS?

- Determine total energy consumption
- Identify the key areas within the organisation that consume the majority of energy (those areas that equate to 90% of total energy consumption)
- Qualify the total energy consumption from buildings, industrial processes and transport
- Complete the required assessments within the time period of compliance
- Appoint a professional to assess and conduct the energy audit to certify the ESOS assessment
- Ensure that the key energy saving results and advice have been approved
- Notify the Environment Agency of confirmation of compliance with ESOS
- Obtain sign off by a board level director

What are the benefits of appointing E&CM to conduct the energy audit?

ESOS compliance can create savings that will outweigh the costs. By appointing E&CM we will be able to make sure this is achieved. As part of the ESOS compliance energy audit we will:
- Help your organisation better understand their energy consumption
- Highlight any anomalies in energy consumption
- Identify cost effective energy saving opportunities and promote better practice
- Review the most appropriate routes for your business to achieve compliance including: An ISO 50001 energy management system, Display Energy Certificates (DECs) and Green Deal Assessments

How often will ESOS occur?

- The first environmental audit report must be produced and submitted to the EA by the 5th December 2015.
- The ESOS audit will take place on a four year cycle, where in each period the qualification and compliance dates have to be met.

What will ESOS compliance cost?

- The Government estimates that the average cost to each business will be around £6,600 per audit based on a 4-year cycle, but estimates that the average saving should be £35,400 from the initial audit.
- You will only realise the benefit if you implement cost effective recommendations to improve energy efficiency

When should I get in touch with E&CM?

- The faster you get in touch the sooner you can start to appreciate the savings
- There are only a small number of qualified lead assessors in the UK, it is predicted that by December there will be a shortage, causing companies to fail to comply based on limited availability of lead assessors to approve their audits
- Eligible companies who do not comply with ESOS can face large penalties up to £50,000 and / or £500 per day for up to 80 days until compliance is complete
- Names of non-complying organisations will be publicised

Determine your total energy consumption and identify key areas within your business that consume the majority of your energy.

Qualify your total energy consumption from buildings, industrial processes and transport.

Complete the required assessments within the specified timeframe.

Identify areas for quick fixes and cost effective long term investments that will reduce energy usage and cost.

Assess and conduct the energy audit to certify the ESOS assessment.

Notify the Environment Agency of confirmation of compliance with ESOS.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has been introduced by the UK government in response to the EU Efficiency Directive. ESOS obligates large companies with over 250 employees or an annual turnover of 50 million (EUR), and an annual balance sheet total of 43 million (EUR), to complete an energy audit.

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