At GCL, we are committed to maintaining exceptional standards of industry compliance.  We also aim to make sure that you are kept fully informed of any information that may affect your requirements.  Further to the information we provided on ESOS; there have been recent updates and we would like to highlight these to our customers.

These updates included:

1. Auditing Advice

DECC produced a document on “Approaches to ESOS Audits”. This offered advice on how to use ESOS’s flexible framework to maximise cost saving benefits for your organisation. The DECC guidance was developed in response to feedback from business requesting more detailed advice on practical approaches to undertaking ESOS audits.

2. Lead Assessor Opportunities

If you are an energy manager for your organisation you may wish to consider becoming a lead assessor. If you have at least two years energy auditing and assessment experience, and skills and experience aligned to those set out in PAS51215, you can apply to join one of the approved registers and review your own organisation’s and others’ ESOS assessments.

3. ESOS Compliance Guidance

Some minor amendments were made to the ESOS Compliance Guidance document, the second version is now available.

4. Higher Education Institutes

It was confirmed following enquiries that student loans are treated as private financing for the purpose of determining qualification for ESOS. The status of student loans as private financing applies even where tuition fees are paid straight from the applicable government owned loan company to the higher education institution..

For more information on ESOS please see our related article or contact one of the expert team at GCL on 020 3906 6070