Will your business miss out on energy saving opportunities?
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will be introduced later this year as part of the UK’s implementation of the European Union 2012 Energy Efficiency Directive.
The aim of ESOS is to increase energy efficiency to improve business profits and address climate change, with qualifying businesses having to undergo an energy audit and assessment to help them reduce their energy costs.
The ESOS legislation affects businesses employing over 250 employees or having a turnover which exceeds 50 million Euro. Failure to comply can lead to fines of up to £50,000.
But is this enough to make a difference?
The Carbon Trust backs the initiative but has concerns that businesses outside of the qualifying criteria will miss out on energy saving opportunities as its research has shown that “on average, annual energy costs can be reduced by 20% through energy efficiency and improved energy management.” The Trust would like to see this assessment opportunity extended to more businesses saying that “having an energy audit carried out by a competent engineer is a smart business decision.”
APDS has been carrying out energy audits for many years and we have to agree with The Carbon Trust. By inviting an expert in to assess your energy consumption, run tests and produce a report, you are provided with real-time evidence of where energy savings can be achieved. We can then advise you on the next steps to implementing an energy management programme.
We make no charge for these on-site energy audits and would be happy to speak to you about them further if you would like more information. Please call us on 01179 822 049.
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