E-Mission have undertaken work for large commercial entities such as CBRE, Jones Lang Lasalle, Frank Knight, Savilles, Allsopps, London Asset Management and some of the biggest high street names such as Waitrose, Barclays, Santander, Tesco and many others. We have a breadth of experience across many sectors and can help your business better understand its energy spend. From there we can help you implement commercially viable energy saving opportunities and save you money.
ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme)
The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups).
The scheme applies throughout the UK.
You are likely to be in scope of ESOS if, on the qualification date (31 December 2014 for the phase of ESOS), you are:
- An undertaking which has 250 or more employees.
- An undertaking which has fewer than 250 employees, but has: an annual turnover exceeding £50m and a balance sheet exceeding £43m.
- Part of a corporate group which includes an undertaking which meets criteria (1) or (2) above.
In simple terms, an ESOS Assessment requires participants to do three things:
- Measure your total energy consumption
You must measure your total energy consumption across your buildings, transport and industrial activites.
2. Conduct energy audits to indetify cost-effective energy efficiency recommendations.
You must ensure that at least 90% of your total energy consumption is subject to an ESOS compliant energy audit, a Display Energy Certificate, a Green Deal Assessment or a certified ISO 5001 Energy Management SYstem during each phase of the scheme.
Unless your total energy consumption is covered by a certified ISO 5001 Energy Management System, you must ensure that your ESOS Assessment is conducted or review by a qualified Lead Assessor. E-Mission has a qualified Lead Assessor and we can manage your compliance. Call John Maddock if you have any questions.
3. Report compliance to the Environment Agency (as the scheme administrator)
By 5 December 2015, you must notify the Environment Agency (as the scheme administrator) that you have complied with the scheme.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's)
In order to comply with government legislation a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) should be made available to any new tenant or purchaser of a commercial premise.
Since January 4th 2009 it has been a legal requirement for a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate to be produced for each commercial property offered for sale or let. This certificate should be made available as soon as marketing commences.
In order to comply with government legislation a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) should be made available to any new tenant or purchaser of a commercial premise. Since January 4th 2009 it has been a legal requirement for a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate to be produced for each commercial property offered for sale or let. This certificate should be made available as soon as marketing commences. From 2018 Landlords will need to demonstrate that their property is at least an E on the ratings chart. With building regulations getting tighter every year we would urge commercial property owners to take a hard look at their estate and where practicable make the necessary upgrades to ensure they do not fall foul of upcoming legislative changes. Please feel free to call the office for an informal discussion around these changes and their implications.
We also provide Part L building regulations certificates for new build commercial properties. We take in proposed drawings and see if they would comply with Part L- Energy Efficiency. Where they do not we are able to suggest other materials or products that will assist your building in obtaining building compliance. We always advise our clients to engage at the earliest of opportunities as this can save time and money in the long run.
More about SBEM: An SBEM, or simplified building energy model, provides an analysis of the energy consumption of a building. The SBEM calculates the monthly carbon dioxide emitted and energy used by a building given its construction, geometry, use, lighting equipment and HVAC. To obtain your SBEM ratings, please contact our offices.
Display Energy Certificates (DEC's)
A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) provides an overview of the annual energy consumption of a building based on data obtained from the gas, electricity and water meters. The certificate is accompanied by a mandatory advisory report which outlines potential measures for improving the energy performance of the building. The certificate must be replaced every year and a new advisory report generated every 7 years.
At present Display Energy Certificates are only required for buildings occupied by a public authority or an institution providing a public service to a large number of persons. However, the Government has announced its intention to review in the future whether this regulation should be extended to include private sector buildings occupied by commercial organisations and visited frequently by members of the public.