1. Quality Lead Assessors are limited in number.
There’s only one for every 10 organisations – In reality, only 1 to every 100 organisations are accredited to one of the three industry recognised bodies (Energy Institute, CIBSE, UK Association of Energy Engineers) as we are. (As a result of anomalies in parent/holding companies on Companies House, CLS Energy and our Partners have had five of our large Plc clients ESOS audits assessed by W S Atkins and Jacobs on behalf of the Environment Agency. All have been confirmed as compliant audits).
2. Get a head start on your competitors.
2015 was an incredibly busy year for all qualified ESOS Lead Assessors. We were seeing heavily increased prices for ESOS reports because of this. In an attempt to avoid this in 2019, we would recommend making an early start. This will reduce your cost as it allows assessors to better plan their workload. This is the reason behind our offer to you of a significant cost reduction. An early start means you can avoid any bottleneck in resources as the deadline approaches. We believe the Environment Agency will be less lenient in terms of late compliance this phase.
3. Protect yourself. Allow plenty of time to track down and collate your data.
4. Ensure compliance. Start now to make sure you’re compliant on time. 40% of organisations still weren’t compliant 4 months after the Phase 1 deadline!
5. Start sooner, save sooner. You can achieve significant financial savings by improving energy efficiency. We forecast electricity prices will rise by as much as 25% by 2020. The sooner you comply, the sooner you can start implementing recommendations from your ESOS report.
6. There are opportunities
These include revenue making opportunities such as Demand Side Response that we can look at for you. Government will very likely change the rules on this over the coming months.
7. Fleet Specialism
Very few of even the 100 or so ESOS Lead Assessors with industry recognised bodies have the fleet qualifications or knowledge that we have. Improvements in vehicle technologies and adaptations mean there are likely to be significant new opportunities for your fleet.
8. Extended Compliance
By going down this route early and being able to notify your compliance to the Environment Agency in early 2019, you will be compliant until 5 Dec 2023 (almost 5 years).
9. ESOS is going to continue (regardless of Brexit) See: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/clean-growth-strategy/clean-growth-strategy-executive-summary. If anything, it will be enhanced. As such, any delay in adopting will have no effect on the requirement but may lead to an increased cost (as discussed above).
10. Achieve Surety
We would strongly recommend the achievement of an independent and compliant and practical audit with a recognised trusted assessor.
For more information, simply call 01865 421 008 or contact us below. We look forward to speaking with you.
Below is what the Environment Agency have said: