The ESOS Phase 2 data capture period is now open. Large corporations that need to comply should, according to the Environmental Agency, already be looking into compliance options. From ISO 50001 to basic ‘tick-box’ compliance, there will at some stage need input from a lead assessor whether that be signing off the ESOS report or actually managing your ESOS Phase 2 project. But how can you ensure that your lead assessor truly understands your business needs?
Energy costs are increasing and efficient technologies more accessible; significant savings are easily achievable through modern energy management solutions. However, at the same time, ESOS Phase 2 legislation is becoming more demanding and complex, and non-compliance can lead to hefty fines.
According to the Government’s recent Evaluation of ESOS survey, only 3% of organisations used an in-house assessor meaning 97% of organisations were using an external body to submit and undertake their ESOS audit. With heavy fines for non-compliance, it’s imperative that organisations use lead assessors that know their industry and understand their business.
Speak the same language
When inviting an external company to support your business in any project, communication is crucial to the success of the project. A savvy Lead Assessor might try to relate the impact on your business using an appropriate benchmark that speaks to your board of directors and aids them to make a decision. Without using a relatable figure, a business might consider making reductions in other areas instead of acting upon the advice of the Lead Assessor.
Targeted Energy Management Recommendations
When an auditor with industry level knowledge and experience and access to additional energy services completes an audit, the outcome is targeted energy management recommendations that are more likely to lead to specific cost savings. For example, in the industrial manufacturing sector where industry specific processes and operations need to be maintained while achieving energy use optimisation and increased profit margins.
Achieving targeted recommendations within ESOS Phase 2 can only be achieved when the right data is captured. Any ESOS Lead Assessor can collect the total energy consumption for the site and even an individual process – however by going that step further and collecting the data consumption at certain points during a process can be the difference between saving money and spending money. By isolating certain areas of the building/process to monitor and gather data, the foundations of the targeted energy management plan is created. The value in ESOS Phase 2 audits will come from the implementation of targeted energy management plans.
Enistic have years of experience within a variety of industries that allows us to provide information that allows us to recommend only the most effective ways to reduce your energy consumption. From installing temporary energy meters that remove that ‘guessing’ element by pinpointing exactly where is consuming the most to producing and delivering our findings in a way that really talks to your board.
Our custom built Portable Energy Audit Kit (PEAK) allows us to monitor energy consumption immediately during audits. It’s user-friendly and easy to manage carry-case gives us the perfect tool to provide the most in-depth data that really matters.
As a proof of our expertise, Enistic have produced a series of Executive Briefing Guides that provide industry-specific advice that is not only practical, but has been tried and tested to save money. If you’d like to get hold of one of our guides, simple email email@example.com with your name, telephone number & company name and we will ensure the right guide is sent to you.
If you’d like to speak to one of our experienced lead assessors and gain value from a free ESOS Phase 2 scoping meeting.
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