Under ESOS large UK organisations were obligated to carry out ESOS energy assessments before the deadline of 5th December 2015, once completed assessments will be repeated once every 4 years.
If an organisation has an accredited ISO 50001 certificate that covers the full scope of ESOS, then that will suffice as ESOS compliance. All organisations need to do then, is notify the EA and provide proof of compliance via that route.
However, if ISO 50001 is not used as a route to compliance, then an ESOS energy audit will be needed as the next best and most common available route to compliance.
Every four years, a new compliance period starts.
The qualification date for compliance Period 2 is 31st December 2018, with proof of compliance covering the period (from 6 December 2015 to 5 December 2019) being required by 5 December 2019.
If your organisation chose an ESOS energy audit as the compliance route for Period 1 then you will now have a robust ESOS evidence pack that will include:
However, you won’t be able to use this information to demonstrate Period 2 compliance, so this exercise will need to be repeated in four years’ time.
Alternatively, information from your first ESOS energy audit can be used as the basis for implementing an energy management system (EnMS) to allow realisation of the energy saving opportunities.
If your system is then certified to ISO 50001 during the next four years, your organisation will automatically demonstrate Period 2 ESOS compliance.
Benefits of implementing ISO 50001 to demonstrate Period 2 compliance
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