I recently blogged on 2Degrees about the dos and don’ts of managing ESOS data requirements, which you can read here: https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/dos-and-donts-managing-data-requirements-esos/.
As everyone is focused on the practicalities of ESOS data collection and auditing, it may have passed the attention of some that there is a requirement to keep an evidence pack for 12 years! That is for the compliance period to which it relates and the two subsequent compliance periods. As each compliance period is four years, this can be as long as 12 years.
So what does that mean in practical terms now? It means that you need to think about how you not only gather but also store data related to both your total energy consumption calculation, identification of areas of significant energy reduction, your ESOS Audits and details of energy saving opportunities identified alongside other administration details.
Your evidence pack is your record of all the steps you’ve taken to comply with ESOS and needs to be provided if your company is chosen for Audit by the EA or other regional regulator. It needs to include things like all verifiable data used to calculate total energy consumption, details of which areas make up your significant consumption and how each of these has been audited and the outcomes etc.
The good news for our ESOS Auditor customers is that the EA has recently said that they would accept ESOS Auditor as proof of adhering to the core parts of your Evidence Pack obligations. If you are chosen for audit simply contact us and add your regulator contact, for free, as a reviewer so they can access you data.
In other news, through our recent partnership with EnergyDeck we’re involved in an e-book on ESOS being produced by UK Construction Media for the Environment Agency. Watch this space! It will be available in the next few weeks.
The collaboration between ourselves and the EnergyDeck platform supports data collection, and helps track the benefits achieved from implemented energy saving opportunities. If you want to find out more, join us for our next Webinar on Tuesday 30th June, 2pm.
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