You must comply with The Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) if your organisation is a large undertaking and:
– has 250 or more employees in the UK, or
– has a turnover of more than 50 million euro annually (£38,937,777), and an annual balance sheet total of more than 43 million euro (£33,486,489)
If you are a charity, are part of a conglomerate, or are small but own other businesses, you may still need to take part. The Environment Agency have published the ESOS Guidelines to refer to in order to find out if you will need to take part.
If you must comply, here’s what you need to do:
– Track all of your energy for 12 months.
This can go back to December, 2011 and must include your buildings, fleet vehicles, and industrial processes.
– Appoint a Lead Assessor as soon as possible.
The Lead Assessor is a qualified energy assessor who can help you determine the best way to go about the process.
The EMA offers both opportunities for your company to train internally one of your staff member to undertake your ESOS audit or to appoint one of the EMA Registered Lead Assessors.
The four-step process through which a candidate is placed on the register is outlined below.
The cost of the process including all learning materials, tuition and administration is £1,250 + VAT
The successful candidate will be placed on the EMA ESOS Lead Assessor Register for 3 years. If there is a change in ESOS Regulations further evidence of competence may be necessary.
The next available EMA Leading an Energy Assessment course dates:
26 October 2017, London
If you are interest to appoint an ESOS Lead Assessor or if you want to become an ESOS Lead Assessor please contact Jana at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 176 2834 for further information.