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Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Scheme

ESOS Scheme – Beyond Compliance

It’s time to get the most out if the ESOS…

Your ESOS scheme compliance has already done most of the hard work for you by identifying energy efficiency measures. But if you’re struggling for time TEAM can help you with the next steps towards improved efficiency.

Between us, we have a century’s worth of experience in helping our customer across all sectors reduce energy costs and emissions.

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Our team of CIBSE Accredited Low Carbon Assessors, Low Carbon Consultants and ESOS Lead Assessors can ensure you maximise the benefits of the ESOS scheme.

TEAM’s ESOS services can:

What is the ESOS Scheme?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory requirement for all large enterprises in the UK. The scheme requires recording and reporting of energy data for buildings, transport, and industrial processes over a 12-month period. Additionally, depending on the size and complexity of your portfolio of buildings, the scheme requires energy surveys accompanied by cost-effective recommendations to reduce energy demand and improve energy efficiency. As the name implies, the focus is on opportunities to reduce energy use and its associated cost to UK plc.

ESOS Scheme Compulsory Phases

The ESOS scheme will run in phases every 4 years. The timeline for Phase 1 is:

Qualification Date: 4 Year Compliance Phase Compliance Date: Deadline Extension
31 Oct 2014 6 Dec 2011 – 5 Dec 2015 5 Dec 2015 29th January 2016


For more information, please read the official guide to ESOS from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) here.

What happens if I didn’t make the ESOS scheme deadline?

If a qualifying organisation doesn’t meet the deadline, they can expect to receive a basic fine of £50,000, plus an additional fine of £800 per day up to a maximum of 80 days.

How can TEAM’s ESOS Services help you?

TEAM’s experienced consultants can provide a full ESOS Scheme Consultancy; starting from Initial Assessment to a full review of available energy data and the submission of your data to the Environment Agency. The ESOS report is a four yearly requirement and will require director sign-off within your company before it is submitted. Our service is fully flexible to meet your specific requirements.

TEAM’s ESOS certified consultants can provide full ESOS Scheme Consultancy including all or any of the following:

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Who will be affected?

All large enterprises in the UK will be affected. This is defined as having 250 employees or more, or having both a turnover greater than 50m euros and an annual balance sheet greater than 43m euros. SMEs, franchises, and public sector bodies are generally exempt from the ESOS scheme.

What will you need to do?

How to comply?

shutterstock_245256814If you qualify for ESOS but your energy use (including buildings, transport and industrial processes) is fully covered by ISO50001 you do not need to carry out a separate ESOS assessment. You can simply report your ISO50001 data to fulfill requirements of the scheme.

If you are not fully covered by ISO50001 you need to carry out an ESOS assessment to establish what your organisation needs to do to comply with the ESOS regulations for the areas not covered by the ISO. This may include:

See the full ESOS Guidance Document published by Department of Energy & Climate Change.