On 9 October 2015, LRQA and JRP solutions hosted an energy management breakfast briefing to provide help and support to organisations on:
- The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
- Want to know more about ISO 50001
- Are interested in learning how others effectively manage their energy and energy improvement projects.
The timing of the event was especially relevant with the Environment Agency (EA) sending out their latest newsletter announcing that regulators are able to waive or modify enforcement action and penalties relating to non-compliance.
The EA are now allowing organisations until 30 June 2016 to achieve ISO 50001 certification as a route to ESOS compliance. The enforcement action will be waived or modified, providing they have appointed a certification body by 5 December 2015 and informed the EA.
LRQA Bsuiness Development Manager, Maggie Slevin presented: ‘How to implement ISO 50001 from an ESOS energy audit’, which was received well by the audience.
Maggie commented, “ISO 50001 certification enables organisations to act on their energy saving opportunities identified in their ESOS lead energy audit.”
“Because you are assessed regularly for continual improvement in energy efficiency, you continue to reduce costs, meaning that ISO 50001 ultimately saves you money.”
An ISO 50001 implementation guide was also developed to support the event. The guide identifies what ISO 50001 requirements are already implemented if an organisation has undertaken an ESOS energy audit.
Download a copy of the brochure and the slides from the day.