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As a mandatory programme, all large businesses in the UK will be affected by Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

ESOS Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme guide coverUnfortunately, many of these large UK businesses that qualify for this programme are surprisingly unaware or prepared for it. All qualified businesses are required to comply with this mandatory government initiative by 5th December, 2015.

This date has been set as deadline for the first compliance period, by which all qualifying businesses will have to achieve compliance with the regulations and notify the Environment Agency.

If you are yet to prepare for this programme, there is still to enough time to get things underway and guarantee compliance before the deadline of the first compliance period. Failure to get this compliance promptly will make you susceptible to paying premium rates and hefty non-compliance fines.

The criteria for the inclusion to ESOS is clear-cut, but to explain further it applies to any large undertaking that is involved in trade or business (company) in the UK, and any corporate body where at least a member of the UK group meets the criteria of the ESOS.

That definition of a large undertaking for this purpose is one that has at least 250 employees, or has less than 250 employees but an annual turnover of €50 million (£38,937,777) and a balance sheet of €43 million (£33,486,489). Most public bodies are not included, but some that may qualify include some Universities.

In order to comply with the regulations, a “Lead Energy Assessor” will need to conduct an audit to include the following:

  • Measurements of the total energy consumption for your building, transport, and industrial processes.
  • All areas of significant energy consumption, accounting for at least ninety percent (90%) of your energy consumption.
  • Reporting of compliance to the Environment Agency.

The main aim of the ESOS is to help identify opportunities to reduce energy use and to cut the consumption, emission and consequently the cost.

If you have yet to start the compliance procedures all you need to do is to contact us on 01252 844055 or email We provide a complete suite of ESOS services that will help companies achieve compliance with the regulations in a cost effective and efficient manner and turn energy-saving opportunities to your business advantage. Avoid paying premium rates and hefty non-compliance fines. We have a great wealth of experience and have already worked with lots of companies to help them comply with ESOS.

We cover HampshireSurreyBerkshireDorsetOxfordshireBuckinghamshireSussex, and London.

So if you need to comply with ESOS, require clarification or have any questions please contact us on 01252 844055 or email


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