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ESOS Phase 2: Beyond compliance

Beyond compliance with ESOS, the UK Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme 



Work with the Carbon Trust to go beyond compliance, implement energy efficiency and cut costs now to take advantage of the real opportunities in ESOS. Talk to one of our expert advisors about the ESOS Phase 2 process and how we can help: 


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All large UK organisations outside the public sector are impacted by the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) regulations. We've already helped over 200 organisations complete assessments and go beyond compliance during ESOS Phase 1, where we discovered potential savings of: 

Keepmoat has found the ESOS process to be of significant benefit to the business, highlighting opportunities for increased awareness and cost savings across our offices, fleet and construction activities. In partnering with the Carbon Trust, we have benefitted from unrivalled expertise in energy management combined with an effective and supportive team.

David March, Group Environmental Manager, Keepmoat

Routes to compliance

ESOS Phase 2

The data preparation period for Phase 2 started on the 1 January 2018. The compliance deadline for Phase 2 is December 2019. Prices will increase closer to the deadline, so look into ESOS compliance sooner rather than later. 

ISO 50001

Adopting the ISO 50001 standard may be the best energy efficiency pathway for your organisation. We can help you through the certification process to establish an energy management system for your entire organisation. 

Need more detail? 

Is your organisation ready for ESOS Phase 2?

Meeting ESOS requirements can be complex. As the UK's leading mission-driven not-for-profit consultancy, we help organisations like yours become energy efficient and work together towards a sustainable low carbon economy. 

Our range of tailored ESOS services are cost effective, and you'll be guided by our team of dedicated experts. As well as meeting your ESOS requirements, we'll give you further options to reduce your energy consumption and to save your organisation money in the long run. 


Why work with the Carbon Trust?

Compiling and submitting your energy audit is a complicated process. We've supported over 200 organisations to successfully complete their audits, and identified ways they can implement further energy saving opportunities. 

Submitting an energy assessment is mandatory for many organisations, and we can make sure the process runs as smoothly as possible. Failure to comply with ESOS or inaccurate data could result in hefty fines from the Environment Agency, ranging between £5k-£90k.

In addition to helping you run an efficient and effective energy audit, we can support you in implementing these changes across your organisation, increasing both energy efficiency and cost savings. 

The Carbon Trust helped us to fully understand our ESOS options, and develop a plan to achieve compliance in the most efficient, cost-effective, value-maximising way.

Garry McDonald, Procurement & Sustainability Director, Miller Homes

Download our ESOS guide 

We've created The Carbon Trust Guide to ESOS to give you all the information you need about the energy saving scheme. However, if you are still in need of help we're available to discuss your ESOS needs at anytime. 



What is ESOS?

ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme, introduced by the government to make sure large enterprises are energy efficient. The scheme is managed by the Environment Agency in England, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, and Natural Resources Wales. Under the scheme, large organisations are required to assess their energy usage every 4 years and to find new ways to save energy.

Does this impact my organisation?

Your company or organisation must comply with ESOS if: 

• You have over 250 members of staff, or
• A turnover of over 50 million Euros (£44.1m) or an annual balance sheet of over 43 million Euros (£37.9m)
• You are an overseas organisation with over 250 employees in the UK 
• Your company is part of a larger organisation, which falls into any of the above 

How can the Carbon Trust help with ESOS compliance?

We've created a suite of services to support your organisation's ESOS compliance. Our approach is always tailored to your unique needs, and can include the following: 

• Gathering data through web questionnaire
• Half-day workshop
• Review to determine if you are ready for an audit
• Organisational footprint - including a compliance template and analysis of current footprint 
• ESOS audit strategy - includes a compliance plan, detailed budget, and is carried out by a Lead Energy Assessor

Whatever stage your operations are at, we can assist you! 
We can prepare you for ISO 50001 - the new international energy management standard - which will help your business with Phase 2 ESOS compliance. 

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