ESOS – ISO 50001 A pathway to compliance
The UK Government established ESOS to implement Article 8 (4 to 6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). The ESOS Regulations 2014 give effect to the scheme.
ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. The assessments are audits of the energy used by an organisations buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify cost-effective energy saving measures. Organisations that qualify must carry out assessments every 4 years. Organisations must notify the Environment Agency by a set deadline that they have complied. The Environment Agency is the UK scheme administrator. Full details on the scheme are available on the UK Government website.
In the October, the Environment Agency (EA) has announced the launch of a consultation on streamlining energy and carbon reporting. Further information can be found on the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/streamlined-energy-and-carbon-reporting. In addition, the EA also advise potential ESOS participants to consider starting their energy auditing programme as early as possible. In order to take full advantage of the time provided by the regulations. Earlier identification and implementation of opportunities would ensure that savings can start being achieved before the compliance deadline.
For organisations committing to achieving compliance through ISO 50001, certification must be completed within the approved timeframe.
If your organisation is categorised as a large undertaking i.e. have > 250 employees or have turnover > €50m and balance sheet > €43m, then Enerit can assist in the making you sure you are compliant.
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