In February 2015, The Environment Agency (EA) updated the online guidance to compliance with the new piece of environmental legislation known as ESOS.
An up-to-date summary of the ESOS programme is given below:
ESOS is a compulsory programme of regular energy audits for ‘large enterprises’ that must be undertaken by 05 December 2015 under the UK Government’s compliance with the EU Energy Efficiency Directive 2012
Those required to participate will be all enterprises with either
at least 250 employees,
annual turnover of at least €50 million (£38,937,777 million) and annual balance sheet total of at least €43 million (£33,486,489 million)
• ISO 50001 certification
• Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for all of the qualifying buildings and accompanying advisory reports
• Green Deal Assessments (GDAs) incorporating at least 90% of the organisation’s energy use
• ESOS-compliant energy audits.
If you choose to comply with ESOS using an existing certification or assessment, (ISO 50001, DEC or GDA) it must have been issued during the first compliance period.
those clients with current Display Energy Certificates in each building are ESOS-compliant
our ISO 14001 clients without Display Energy Certificates can have William Richardson (certified as an ESOS auditor on this list of approved registers of lead assessors) conduct their ESOS-compliant audit
all of our clients already report energy intensity ratios
Have Green Element as a lead assessor to conduct an audit and sign off the assessment for those buildings without a Display Energy Certificate
Keep an evidence pack
Notify the EA of their route(s) to compliance
Alternatively, our clients may choose to achieve ISO 50001 certification which in itself serves as a route to compliance
Please contact Green Element or check our website for more updates here if you have any queries.
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