Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS Assessment)

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS Assessment)

ESOS Assessment and Consultancy

The UK Government established Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) to implement Article 8 ()4-6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). ESOS is a mandatory energy efficiency assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the following qualification criteria:

  • Employ 250 or more people, or
  • Have an annual turnover in excess of 50 million euro (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total in excess of 43 million euro (£33,486,489)

If your organisation meets the qualification criteria on 31 December 2014, you must carry an ESOS assessment and notify the Environment Agency by 5 December 2015.

If your organisation qualifies on 31 December 2014 and you fail to complete your first ESOS assessment by 5 December 2015, you may need to pay a penalty fee. For details, please visit the UK Government’s ESOS website:

Briefly, if you qualify for ESOS assessment, you must:

  • Carry out an ESOS energy audit and/or implement one of the eligible standards (such as ISO 500001, Display Energy Certificates etc) that cover at least 90% of your total energy consumption
  • Appoint a qualified Lead ESOS Assessor
  • Engage your board members with the compliance process and review the energy audit reports
  • Complete your ESOS application online and notify the Environment Agency

How can Exergy Lead ESOS Assessors help?

EXERGY team members are qualified Lead Assessors with a vast experience in energy auditing, environmental design and process engineering. Our ESOS Consultancy services include the following main activities:

  • Check your organisations’ profile and find out whether you qualify for ESOS or not
  • Create a compliance roadmap for your organisation to complete an ESOS assessment in an effective and efficient manner
  • Carry out an ESOS Energy Audit for Buildings, Processes and Transport (the three pillars of ESOS) in accordance with BS EN 16247
  • Review your existing energy data and previous energy audits and confirm your compliance with ESOS
  • Develop cost effective solutions to reduce your energy bills and increase operational efficiency of your buildings and other assets whilst implementing Life Cycle Cost Analysis approach
  • Work together with your energy managers and board members to determine the most feasible energy efficiency solutions for your organisation
  • Produce high quality energy audit reports to help you make informed decisions

If you are interested in any of our ESOS Assessment services, please get in touch with one of our team members.

Key contact: Gozde Unkaya