Our clients trust us to help them in understanding and complying with the latest legislation and rules relating to energy efficiency, emissions and compliance. This is important to avoid potential penalties and achieve energy efficiency benefits while avoiding a substantial administrative burden. We support our customers with energy audits or any other issues relating to compliance. Most importantly we link compliance with energy efficiency and carbon commitment reductions into proactive energy management programmes that deliver cost benefits in reaching that most important goal Net Zero CO2e.

Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)

Numbers of UK organisations are required to meet the requirements of this mandatory energy assessment scheme. Organisations that meet the criteria must carry out ESOS assessments every four years.  Audits should disclose energy used in buildings, industrial processes and transportation necessary to conduct business activities.  Purpose of the scheme is to identify cost-effective energy saving measures.

We manage qualification and compliance by collating energy consumption, managing the site audits and appointing a qualified Lead Assessor to issue detailed report on energy cost efficiency and CO2 emissions.

Beyond compliance, ESOS report can identify energy efficiency measures which result in energy cost savings and reduction in CO2 emissions.

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR)

SECR builds on but doesn’t replace Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). Qualifying businesses will need to make a full disclosure of their energy and carbon information from 2020 Financial Year and at the end of each subsequent Financial Year.

Please visit below links which explain SECR qualification criteria in more detail:

Please contact us for further guidance and to ascertain if your Company should comply with SECR reporting.

Climate Change Agreements (CCA)

Climate change agreements are voluntary agreements introduced by UK industry and the Environment Agency to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in return for a discount on the Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax added to electricity and fuel bills. The Environment Agency administers the CCA scheme on behalf of the whole of the UK.

By entering the CCA agreement, the CCL will be reduced by:

  • 90% on electricity bills
  • 65% on other fuels

CCAs are available for a wide range of industry sectors from major energy-intensive processes such as chemicals, paper and supermarkets to agricultural businesses and collocating data centres.

We manage qualification and compliance by collating energy consumption, managing the site audits, reporting on energy reduction targets and appointing a qualified assessor at the industry umbrella organisation.

The CCA’s is not compulsory scheme but targeted incentive to reduce Climate Change Levy cost in exchange for achieving energy efficiency. By opting for the CCA, qualifying businesses can opt out from the CRC scheme, which is compulsory, and save on administration cost.

Our qualified client saved: £46,914 (value of CCL discount) plus £79,644 (value of avoiding CRC). Total savings achieved £126,557 less administrative charges of estimated £7,150.

We believe that all qualifying businesses should take advantage and join the CCA scheme as it provides tangible cost savings and leads to reduction in CO2 emission.

To enquire about the cost, please call us on 0203 157 1020 or email us at info@cesgb.com

DEC (Display Energy Certificates)

All buildings over 250 square metres that are occupied by public authorities and by institutions providing public services to a large number of persons are required to show a DEC.

A DEC is designed to publically display the year on year performance of a building.

For buildings over 1000 square metres – the DEC must be renewed each year.

For buildings between 250 and 1000 square metres – it must be renewed every 10 years.

There is a proposal to extend this requirement to all non-domestic buildings but there are no regulations currently in place for this.

DEC and the associated advisory report can also be used to comply with ESOS.

If you would like to get a Display Energy Certificate (DEC) or Advisory Report quote, email us at info@cesgb.com or call us on 0203 157 1020.

EPC (Energy Performance Certificates)

An EPC demonstrates the energy efficiency of a building and takes into account services and building construction.

EPCs are required for all buildings when they are sold, let or newly constructed.

Where an EPC is produced and the building is over 500 square metres and frequently visited by the public the EPC must be displayed in a prominent place, clearly visible to members of the public. You can be fined between £500 – £5000 if you fail to clearly display EPC.

EPCs are valid for 10 years.

All non-domestic buildings must achieve a minimum G rating.

If you would like to get Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) or Advisory Report quote, email us at info@cesgb.com or call us on 0203 157 1020.

Energy Policy and Energy Management Strategy

The ESOS is a good starting point for energy policy and the mandate for development of an effective energy management strategy. We recommend companies develop a strategy as a form of commitment following the ESOS or SECR report. Energy management policy and strategy will be important step to continue focusing on energy and cost reductions within the business and set you on a journey towards reaching Net Zero target. We can help you set objectives so you can work towards continuously improving energy performance.  Energy Management Strategy will also provide a framework to integrate energy management into overall efforts to improve environmental sustainability and progress to become ISO 50001 or ISO 14001 certified organisation.