Reduce ESOS energy and ensure ESOS compliance with our ESOS audit and ESOS Phase 2 compliance services
Why choose Smart GreenTech Solutions to conduct your ESOS audit, improve your ESOS energy efficiency and ensure ESOS Phase 2 compliance in London and the UK?
Our ESOS lead assessors are passionate about improving the ESOS energy efficiency of buildings in London and the UK, and our goal is to ensure that you achieve ESOS phase 2 compliance with the least disruption to your business, which is reflected in every energy and ESOS audit that we have conducted.
Key ESOS Phase 2 milestones
The compliance period for Phase 2 of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, commonly known as the ESOS Phase 2 compliance period lasts for four years and the new compliance period will be 6 December 2015 to 5 December 2019.
The qualification date for ESOS Phase 2 is 31 December 2018.
The first reference period for the Phase 2 window began in January 2018.
Qualifying organisations need to complete an ESOS energy audit or an alternative route to compliance and notify the Environment Agency online of compliance by 5 December 2019.
You can access our latest article on ESOS Phase 2 compliance and best practices here, where we review the lessons learnt from ESOS Phase 1 and share our thoughts on how to get the most benefit from your ESOS audit and Phase 2 compliance journey.
Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme - ESOS
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Regulations 2014 - ESOS Regulations is the UK Governments approach to implement the requirements of Article 8 of the EU's Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU).
ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment and energy efficiency identification scheme for large undertakings and their corporate groups, with the objective of reducing ESOS energy.
ESOS qualification criteria
ESOS Phase 2 applies to large undertakings and groups containing large undertakings in the UK that meet either one or both conditions below on the qualification date of 31 December 2018;
Condition 1 - it employs 250 or more people
Condition 2 - it has an annual turnover of more than €50 million (£44,845,000), AND an annual balance sheet of more than €43 million (£38,566,700)
The above £ Sterling equivalent to the turnover and gross asset values have been established based on the Bank of England Euro to Pound exchange rate on 31 December 2018.
How often should an ESOS audit be conducted?
ESOS is currently in its second compliance period which runs from 6 Dec 2015 to 5 Dec 2019, and qualification is based on the status of an organisation on 31 Dec 2018, and every four (4) years after that for each subsequent compliance period.
Qualification for ESOS Phase 2 is more than just meeting the qualification criteria on 31 December 2018, and you can access our latest article here to learn more about the ESOS Phase 2 qualification criteria and to check if your organisation qualifies.
ESOS requires that your total energy consumption over a reference period of twelve (12) consecutive months be calculated and must include the qualification date of 31 December 2018 foe ESOS Phase 2, so the earliest reference period for ESOS Compliance Phase 2 would be 1 Jan 18 to 31 Dec 18.
Total energy consumption
Under ESOS energy, total energy consumption includes all input energy used in buildings,industrial processes and transport.
Routes to compliance
Participants can choose one or more routes to compliance that cover a minimum of 90% of their total energy consumption, as indicated below;
ISO 50001 certification
Display Energy Certificates - DEC
Green Deal Assessments
If you are thinking about using your ISO 50001 as a route to compliance, then please read our latest article on using the ISO 50001 Energy Management System as an alternative route to ESOS Phase 2 compliance here.
The role of an ESOS Lead Assessor
All lead assessors must be members of an approved ESOS lead assessor register.
Lead assessors can either carry out the ESOS audit themselves or check that the ESOS audit and assessments done by people who are not ESOS lead assessors meet the requirements.
Overall an ESOS lead assessor must review and sign-off the ESOS audit and consider whether it meets the requirements of the scheme.
Notification of ESOS compliance
Qualifying organisations need to report ESOS compliance on-line to their national scheme administrator - the Environment Agency in England, SEPA in Scotland and NIEA in Northern Ireland, by 5 Dec 2019 for ESOS Phase 2.
Why choose Smart GreenTech Solutions for your ESOS Phase 2 requirements?
Our ESOS lead assessors are CIBSE accredited energy efficiency assessors with extensive experience of conducting energy efficiency audits, identifying and developing practical and cost effective energy reduction opportunities.
Our ESOS lead assessors are registered on the Energy Institutes Register of Professional Energy Consultants - RPEC.
We pride ourselves in providing a professional and personalised service, and our lead assessors will work with you to determine your ESOS gap analysis, develop a structured approach to suit your business requirements, conduct the ESOS audit and provide you with an ESOS compliant report and evidence pack which fully complies with the requirements of your scheme administrator.
ESOS can be very time consuming and frustrating if not approached in the correct manner, and your dedicated ESOS lead assessor will work with you from the start to full ESOS compliance to remove as much as possible of these so that you can focus on your business.
If you would like to speak to us about moving forward with our ESOS energy services, you can contact us to discuss your requirements on 03300 881451. Alternatively, feel free to leave your details on our contact form and we will get straight back to you.
Please also view our related energy efficiency consultants and project development and Display Energy Certificate as an alternative route to ESOS compliance services.