ESOS 101: If your business has more than 250 employees, you are now required to do this by 5th December

ESOS 101: If your business has more than 250 employees, you are now required to do this by 5th December

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is here and we’re with you every step of the way

Did you know that UK businesses with more than 250 employees and over £44 million in turnover now need to be able to account for at least 90% of their energy consumption by law?

If, like most companies, you don’t currently have a clear picture of how, when and why your business is using energy then you’re not alone. But with the introduction of ESOS large enterprises will now be required to pay much closer attention to the way that they use energy. And we’re here to help at The Energy Check.

We can audit your current energy usage and assist you in preparing reports. Not only that but we will also identify energy saving opportunities to save you money and reduce emissions in the process.

Get ESOS ready now by calling 0191 691 1802.

What does your business need to do to become compliant with ESOS?

Every company that meets the ESOS criteria will now need to file a report with the Environment Agency before 5th December 2019. This report requires the signature of a senior director and that of an accredited Lead Assessor that has been appointed by an approved body such as CIBSE, Energy Institute, Association of Energy Engineers, Energy Managers Association or IEMA.

Another requirement of the report is that the Lead Assessor must indicate an organisation’s awareness of potential opportunities to reduce that consumption and the basic business case for doing so – including details relating to these projected savings and payback period.

Where is the “opportunity” in ESOS?

While it is inevitable that many large organisations will look to do the bare minimum to comply with the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme, here at The Energy Check we believe that this is a mistake.


Simply ticking boxes to achieve compliance is not what ESOS was designed for. The aim of these new regulations is to encourage businesses to do their utmost to both conserve energy and develop a greater understanding of their consumption – incorporating green energy initiatives wherever possible. Failing to implement the opportunities outlined by a highly qualified assessor may mean missing out on significant savings and ignoring any potential for reducing carbon emissions.

Why work with The Energy Check?

Our team of energy saving experts have years of experience in supporting businesses to make the kinds of improvements, innovations and savings that can not only ensure your compliance, but can genuinely save your business substantial overheads over time.

While the replacement of inefficient systems and equipment may seem daunting, we will help you to create a clear and easy-to-manage energy reduction plan that is fully costed and projects your business’s return on investment. We’ll even project manage the installation of energy efficient equipment or renewable energy assets.

Get ESOS ready now by calling 0191 691 1802.

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