With a deadline of 5 December 2019, phase 2 of the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is on the distant horizon – but the time to ensure compliance is now, says Tamlite Lighting’s head of sales, marketing and product development, Colin Lawson.
Administered by the Environment Agency (EA), ESOS is the mandatory energy assessment scheme developed by the Government for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. These companies must carry out ESOS audits every four years, assessing the energy used in their buildings, industrial processes and transport to identify energy saving measures. The ESOS phase 2 compliance period began earlier this year.
Tamlite Lighting believes that ESOS qualified companies can reap long-term financial and operational benefits by embracing the scheme – and its focus on areas of energy efficiency – earlier and not later.
“The opportunities for making energy savings through ESOS are many and varied if the scheme is given enough consideration,” explains Colin.
“Getting fully on board with the ESOS process is the best way to gain the maximum in financial and energy savings. Beware though, enforcement notices and fines are real possibilities of non-compliance. The time to make the changes, get the energy audit and start making savings is now.”