The DECC has published a new Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) guidance pack 'Approaches to ESOS Audits'.
This document is designed to provide supportive ‘best-practice’ advice on how to understand the flexible framework ESOS provides to maximise cost saving benefits for your organisation. It has been developed in response to requested from businesses wanting further advice on practical approaches to undertaking ESOS audits. The guide includes information on how to apply best practice when:
- Developing audit plans
- Delivering audits
- Reporting audits
- Engaging Senior Management
It also contains templates to help plan and deliver audits and manage your evidence pack. The DECC has said the guidance is not mandatory and does not replace the existing Environment Agency (EA) guide to ESOS compliance 'Complying with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme' The ESOS audit scheme is being run by the EA and organisations, who meet the criteria, will have to submit energy reports, including details on the energy used by company cars, by 5 December 2015 and there are fines of up to £50,000 for non-compliance.
LRQA offers two routes to achieving ESOS compliance, ESOS energy audits and ISO 50001 certification.
We also have a suite of training to support you in achieving compliance. Find out more about the routes to ESOS or call us on 0800 783 2179 to find out how we can help you.