Opinion

ESOS spells gain not pain

Stephen O'Hara, Elmhurst Energy
Stephen O’Hara, Elmhurst Energy

Elmhurst Energy believes the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) will provide significant long term energy and costs savings to the estimated 10,000 organisations affected by the mandatory legislation.

ESOS applies to companies which have more than 250 employees, or an annual turnover exceeding 50 million Euros, and requires them to have an energy audit completed by 05 December 2015. Participants must then carry out an ESOS assessment in each subsequent four year compliance period, ending on 05 December 2019, 2023 and so on.

“The ethos behind ESOS is that reducing your energy consumption goes hand in hand with saving you money, so that the costs of the ESOS audit itself are more than paid back if the identified energy saving measures are implemented,” said Stephen O’Hara, managing director for Elmhurst Energy.

“We can help companies achieve this. We are passionate about energy rating and we work from the viewpoint that ESOS should be less about pain and more about the opportunity to save costs.”

He added: “The first and most important action is to find out whether your business needs to comply with ESOS. If the answer is yes, then you should contact an ESOS consultant, such as Elmhurst Energy, as soon as possible. We aim to manage the audit process on your behalf, to eliminate risk, minimise your costs and maximise your return on investment.”