ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) | Low Energy Consultancy

Overview of ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme)

ESOS - an opportunity for your business

ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) presents a new and significant opportunity for large UK businesses.

What is ESOS?

EU legislation, requiring member states to introduce a mandatory programme of energy audits for ‘large enterprises’. This will operate over a 4 yearly compliance phase as detailed below:

                      Qualification Date       4 Yearly Compliance Phase       Compliance Date

Phase 1        31 Dec 2014                    6 Dec 2011 - 5 Dec 2015               5 Dec 2015 (closed)

Phase 2        31 Dec 2018                    6 Dec 2015 - 5 Dec 2019               5 Dec 2019

Phase 3        31 Dec 2022                    6 Dec 2019 - 5 Dec 2023               5 Dec 2023      

Who or what are large enterprises?

Large organisations with more than 250 employees or a turnover in excess of €50m.

What’s involved?

To be ESOS compliant, these large organisations will be required to review the total energy use from their business operations, including building energy use, transport energy use and industrial processes.

This is then translated down to an amount of energy used per employee and to identify potential measures that could save energy. 

Another eco-stick and small carrot?

ESOS may be viewed as another costly enviro-compliance on top of existing CRC, Mandatory Carbon Reporting and Climate Change Levy. However, LEC have a broad team of specialist energy consultants that believe if you act now your business will be able to maximise paybacks and the merits of this mandatory scheme.

How can we help you?

LEC are accredited Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Lead Assessors.

Crockett & Jones, Northampton
Crockett & Jones, Northampton

Featured Case Study


Historic and luxury shoe manufacturer based in Northampton with outlets around the UK, requires Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) compliance.

Crockett & Jones, Northampton

ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme)

Helston Garages, Cornwall
Industrial, Distribution and Automotive
Helston Garages
South West

Inspection and full ESOS compliant survey of all Helston Garage Retail outlets across the South West.

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