Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

ESOS came into effect in April 2014. It is the UK Government’s national ratification of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive Article 8 that requires every large organisation in Europe to undertake energy audits.

Who needs to comply?

Organisations with more than 250 employees or turning over more than 50 million euros annually have to qualify for ESOS, or equivalent schemes in other EU countries.

What do I need to do to comply?

  • ESOS energy audit
  • Display Energy Certificate
  • Implementation of an Energy Management System ISO 50001
  • Green Deal Assessments

We can guide you through each element of your ESOS compliance requirements:

  • Developing your ESOS compliance strategy
  • Implementing your Energy Management System (ISO 50001)
  • Conducting ESOS audits
  • Conducting Green Deal assessments
  • Issuing your Display Energy Certificates
  • Ensuring you achieve further operational savings via the implementation of your ESOS strategy.

ESOS imposes various sanctions upon organisations that do not comply with the Scheme.

  • Organisations who fail to comply will have their names published on the scheme administrator’s website
  • There will be a fixed penalty of up to £50,000 and/or
  • An additional £500 per day for each day after the compliance date up to £40,000
  • Publication of non-compliance details