ESOS contract win with international company
Following on with our recent success of winning the contract to delivery ESOS Phase 2 for the National Trust for Scotland we are delighted to have won another contract to deliver Phase 2 ESOS for Mace, an international consultancy and construction business.
Although the deadline for ESOS Phase 2 isn’t until 5th December 2019 many organisations such as Mace are already planning ahead to ensure that they comply with the upcoming legislation. This work is not just about legal compliance but also about providing practical energy management solutions to companies such as Mace.
What are you doing about ESOS?
Get ahead of your competitors and start the ball rolling today by calling our energy engineers. We have highly qualified and experienced ESOS Lead Assessors and Lead ISO50001 Energy Management Systems Auditors ready to help clients. Not only will you comply with the ESOS Phase 2 deadline but you will save money on your energy costs. Qualifying organisations that do not complete and notify a compliance assessment by the deadline are in breach of the regulation and at risk of enforcement action and penalties. The Environment Agency have recently investigated 2,400 organisations and commenced civil penalty proceedings against a number of non-compliant organisations.
What is ESOS?
The energy savings opportunities scheme (ESOS) introduced by the Government in late 2014. This will require large companies to periodically (every 4 years) complete energy audits of a specific standard and content which cover most energy consumption within a company to help reduction in UK carbon emission. The overall energy assessments must be signed off by a suitably qualified and experienced Lead Assessor who is a registered by an approved professional body.
Companies need to comply with ESOS if at least one UK group member fall into one of the below categories:
- Have more than 250 employees (including overseas companies with a UK registered establishment which are paying tax in the UK) OR
- Have an annual turnover of more than €50m (£39m) & an annual balance sheet total of more than €43m (£33m).
To comply, companies must:
- measure their total energy consumption;
- conduct audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities; and
- report compliance to their national scheme administrator – the Environment Agency in England, SEPA in Scotland, NIEA in Northern Ireland and NRW in Wales
An alternative route to compliance with ESOS is for the company to develop and implement a formal energy management system which is accredited to the standard ISO 50001.
If your business qualifies for ESOS and the organisation is fully covered by ISO 50001, then ESOS assessment will not be needed to carry out, the organisation just need to notify the Environment Agency that you are compliant with ESOS.
Deadlines for ESOS compliance
The deadline for ESOS Phase 2 is 5th December 2019.
Qualifying organisations that do not complete and notify a compliance assessment by the above deadline are in breach of the regulation and at risk of enforcement action and penalties.
ESOS Support from Synergie Environ
Synergie Environ with their highly qualified team has expertise and extensive experience of helping companies to comply with ESOS. Our team can guide you through the compliance process from the very early stage to the final stage. Our support includes managing the data collection, analysis and report production required for ESOS compliance and we make sure your business will comply fully with all ESOS obligations.
The ESOS energy assessment will be reviewed and signed off by our highly qualified and experienced ESOS Lead Assessors or Lead ISO50001 Energy Management Systems Auditors as appropriate.
As part of our energy audits, we will identify suitable energy-saving measures and identify the potential cost and energy savings your business can achieve.
For the December 2015 deadline (Phase One) Synergie Environ audited more than 25 sites for ESOS assessment and identified opportunities to reduce energy by over 2,000 MWh per annum which is equivalent to energy cost savings of over £500k and over 2,500 tonnes in carbon dioxide emission per annum.