ESOS – What Now?
Whether you view the Government’s Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) as an unnecessary cost burden or a catalyst for change in how your business manages its energy the key deliverable will be a list of improvement opportunities.
Posted on 16 March 2015.
The question is what to do with those opportunities?
The ESOS legislation does not mandate for the implementation of any improvement opportunities but it is the hope of the legislators that good business sense will prevail and that at least some of those opportunities that meet the investment criteria of the business will be implemented.
The reality will be different for each business faced with conflicting priorities, limited resources and external pressures and events all having an impact upon what can be realistically achieved.
The very least that any business should aim for is a site specific Energy Plan with realistic energy reduction targets achieved through the phased implementation of the identified improvement opportunities.
“However,” says George Richards, JRP’s Business and Innovations Manager, “truly sustainable energy savings can only be achieved by changing the culture of the business and the behaviour of the individuals within it particularly those who directly impact upon energy consumption.”