ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) presents a new and significant opportunity for large UK businesses. In fact, the UK Government predicts that ESOS could help deliver savings of nearly £1.5bn.
What Is ESOS?
ESOS is new piece of EU legislation which requires member states to introduce a mandatory programme of energy aduits for large enterprises. This means over 9000 of Britain's biggest compainies will be required to comply- with the intial audits to be undertaken by 5th December 2015.
As a minimum, large organisations (those with more than 250 or a turnover in excess of £50M) will be required to review total energy use from their business operations, including building energy use, transport energy use and industrial process. You are required to calculate the amount of energy used per employee and identify potential measures that could save energy.
ESOS may be viewed as yet another level of time-intensive and costly enviro-compliance on top of the exsisting Carbon Reduction Commitment, Mandatory Carbon Reporting and Climate Change Levy.
However, our team of specialist energy consultants believe that if you act now, your business will be able to maximise payback and benefits of this mandatory compliance scheme.