30 Oct 15

ESOS deadline adjustments: All you need to know

The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has announced an extension to the December 5th ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme) deadline for organisations falling under the scheme. This may be welcome news for many of the 10,000 plus organisations who have yet to meet the deadline for compliance.

Although the legal deadline for compliance remains 5 December 2015, companies will not face enforcement action if they notify the EA with intention to comply before 29 January 2016. Organisations which cannot comply by 5 December 2015 must inform the EA via an online portal, detailing why they have been unable to comply and when they will respond.

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6 Jul 15

ESOS compliance is more straightforward with the Greenstone-Carbon Smart partnership

Since the announcement of their strategic partnership in March, Greenstone and Carbon Smart have assisted a growing number of organisations with reporting under the UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The joint ESOS proposition has ensured consistent end-to-end ESOS compliance for both organisations’ clients.

ESOS is a mandatory energy audit compliance scheme set up by the UK government requiring qualifying organisations to measure and audit the total energy usage across all buildings, transport and industrial activities. By 5 December 2015, qualifying organisations are required to have carried out their ESOS assessments and notified the Environment Agency.

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17 Mar 15

Greenstone announces launch of ESOS reporting functionality and Carbon Smart partnership

Greenstone is pleased to announce a new release of its software and a strategic partnership to assist its clients with reporting under the UK’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme set up by the UK government, in response to the EU’s Energy Efficiency Directive. It requires qualifying organisations to measure and audit the total energy usage across all buildings, transport and industrial activities. 

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9 Feb 15

ISO 50001 explained – Is it the right route to ESOS Compliance for you?

With global energy prices continuing to rise and a steady increase in national and international climate change legislation, there are an array of schemes and standards being developed to help organisations better manage their energy. A key scheme in the UK is the Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS), which many organisations are obligated to comply with in 2015.

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12 Nov 14

ESOS guidance: a straightforward look at what you need to know

There has been a lot of talk recently about the new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). With the first phase due to start on 31st December 2014, many organisations have questions about the scheme. To follow up from our post on Understanding ESOS, here is a further look at what is involved in ESOS and what qualifying organisations need to know.

1 Aug 14

Understanding ESOS: What you need to know

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a new government policy that requires enterprises in the UK to complete mandatory energy audits. 

Why has ESOS been introduced and what is its purpose?

ESOS originates in EU legislation and the energy efficiency directive, which requires member states to introduce mandatory energy audit systems for its larger organisations.

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