We are delighted to announce that one of our QHSE Consultant Rachel Churchman has now successfully passed the qualifications required to become an ESOS Lead Assessor, and has now been subsequently vetted and approved by CIBSE to join their ESOS Lead Assessor Register. Already a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant, Rachel can now assist Blackmores clients with planning, conducting and approving ESOS assessments and all the opportunities for improvement they provide.
But time really is running out. It is anticipated that all ESOS Lead Assessors are going to be fully booked up in the very near future. To avoid the high penalty fines for non-compliance (up to £90k), we recommend that you secure your ESOS Lead Assessor now. If you wait too long, you may miss out!
With as many as 10,000 firms required to demonstrate compliance to ESOS by 5th December 2015, time is definitely running out for some. Early indications highlight that there are not enough ESOS Lead Assessors registered to cope with the demands likely to be placed upon them.
The ESOS process is not just a one day energy audit. Organisations that are required to participate will need to work with their energy auditors and ESOS Lead Assessors in order to gather, prepare and provide the required energy consumption information – to include 12 months’ worth of premises, process and business fuel/mileage energy data for everything in scope for their assessment.
Once gathered a minimum of 90% is then subject to ESOS energy auditing activities (or sampling if this can be justified). Once the energy auditors have completed their ESOS energy Audits, recommendations can then be made on how organisations can improve their energy efficiency. If the recommendations are implemented, the ESOS process will provide some tangible benefits to include lower carbon emissions, better energy efficiency, and as a result, lower energy costs.