September 7, 2015
According to a study by Savills Energy, around 99 percent of the firms who are obliged to carry out an assessment of the energy consumption of their buildings, processes and transport as part of a flagship Government assessment programme have yet to do so. Only 152 out of 15,000 eligible organisations have notified the Environment Agency that they are compliant with the ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) Regulations with only three months until the deadline for compliance. Organisations that qualify for ESOS must carry out ESOS assessments every 4 years and identify energy saving measures. Businesses which fail to comply with ESOS could be fined up to £50,000, plus an additional £500 a day, every day the audit remains outstanding. The deadline to provide evidence of a completed audit to the Environment Agency is 5th December 2015.