A guide outlining how facilities managers can prepare for compliance with phase two of the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has been published.
Inprova Energy’s free guide is aimed at helping to prepare for the mandatory energy assessment scheme requiring organisations with more than 250 employees, or a turnover above €50 million, to measure their total energy consumption and identify energy efficiency opportunities.
Organisations must assess whether they are required to participate in ESOS by the qualification date of 31 December 2018.
The guide explains the qualifying criteria and key deadlines, as well as routes to ESOS compliance, including ISO 150001 accreditation, energy surveys, Display Energy Certificates, and Green Deal Assessments. It also covers data requirements and potential penalties for non-compliance.
Richard Smith, director of business strategy at Inprova Energy, said the guide was intended to clear up confusion about the qualification criteria for ESOS and the steps that facilities managers need to take to comply with the legislation.
“For those taking the ISO 150001 route to compliance, it is particularly important to take action now as it can often take well over 12 months to achieve certification and put in place a high-performing energy management system,” he said.
“Allowing plenty of time will avoid the last-minute bottlenecks experienced in phase one and reduce the risk of penalties for while bringing forward cost savings from improved energy efficiency.”