ESOS Compliance Phase 2

ESOS Phase 2 Compliance

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy is a leading building and energy consultancy service, with a reputation for providing quick and accurate assessments. In 2015 we achieved a compliance rate of 100% for ESOS Phase 1 and are well placed to help companies meet compliance for ESOS Phase 2. 

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What is ESOS?

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme is a mandatory piece of EU legislation requiring large companies to submit an energy report to the Environment Agency every four years. An ESOS report analyses a company's energy data over a 12 month consecutive period (which must include the qualification date of 31st December 2018).

Companies which meet the qualification criteria for ESOS Phase 2 must comply with ESOS regardless whether or not they met the criteria for ESOS Phase 1, which occurred in 2015. 

The deadline

The deadline for ESOS was 5th December 2019. If you have not submitted an ESOS report it is highly advisable that you do so at the earliest opportunity, in order to avoid a large fine. 

Fines for missing the deadline: Failure to submit and energy audit or submitting a false or misleading report could result in penalty of up to £50,000 plus an additional £500 per day of non-compliance. 

Who does it affect? 

ESOS Phase 2 applies to all large companies with: 

  • More than 250 employees or
  • an annual turnover in excess of €50 million and an annual balance sheet total in excess of €43 million.

There are around 10,000 businesses that must comply with ESOS and each one requires some form of energy audit to ensure compliance. 

What do I need to do now? 

If you have not submitted an ESOS Phase 2 report then you must instruct an ESOS Lead Assessor at the earliest opportunity. The audit will examine 12 months of data and will most likely include a site visit to your premises, therefore we encourage you contact us at the earliest opportunity due to the volume of data to be processed. 

Why choose Elmhurst Energy Consultancy?

Elmhurst Energy Consultancy has over 25 years experience in the building and energy compliance sector and is one of the government's leading industry advisors. We have completed a number of projects for high profile clients, including projects that have featured on Channel Four's Grand Designs.

Our expert consultants achieved a 100% compliance rate for over 50 companies during ESOS Phase 1 and continue to work with many of these clients for ESOS Phase 2, who choose to work with us for our unrivalled expertise and knowledge in this area. 



Other routes to ESOS Phase 2 Compliance 

In addition to ESOS Audits, other routes to compliance are available, including ISO 50001 certification, Display Energy Certificates and Green Deal Assessments.


ISO 50001 and ESOS Compliance

Information from the ESOS audit which took place in phase 1 can be used as a basis for implementing an energy management system certified to ISO 50001. This will automatically demonstrate compliance for ESOS phase 2 of and will make it easier to demonstrate compliance with other phases of the scheme going forward.

Elmhurst Energy Services will work with you to ensure that your business achieves ISO 50001 certification. 



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