ESOS Assessment requires participants to do three things – Measure, Audit and Report.
- Measure the total energy consumption of your corporation – this includes your buildings, transport and industrial activities.
- Audit your energy consumption to identify cost-effective energy-saving 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 50001 Energy Management System during each phase of the scheme. Unless your total energy consumption is covered by a certified ISO 50001 Energy Management System, you must ensure that your ESOS Assessment is conducted or reviewed by a qualified Lead Assessor.
- Report your compliance to the Environment Agency by 29th January 2015, outlining that you have fulfilled your ESOS obligations. You must ensure that your ESOS assessment has been reviewed by a Board-level Director and approved by a Lead Assessor.