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Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

As part of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive which was launched in 2012, the UK has launched the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme, a mandatory energy efficiency audit for large businesses.

The policy aims to minimise the cost of effective energy efficiency measures to businesses through compliance with the auditing process. The expectation is that this will increase the uptake of such measures across large organisations.

Potential Benefits of ESOS

The Department of Energy and Climate Change estimate that ESOS will result in a net benefit of £1.6bn if qualifying large businesses implement energy saving measures identified during an audit. A reduction in energy waste translates to financial savings that can be reinvested in different areas of the business, potentially increasing profitability.

Energy audits are a great way to highlight where your buildings can operate more efficiently and subsequently, where your overheads can be reduced. Whilst some may consider audits a burden, they are extremely useful for benchmarking, not only against your future performance but against other buildings within your group and best practice guidelines.

ESOS Qualification

To fully determine if your organisation falls into the scope of ESOS, please download the basic qualification brief here.

Download ESOS Brief

If you would like to talk to one of our experienced energy brokers about ESOS please contact us via  Email: or Telephone  – 01257 239509