ESOS is the UK government’s scheme for mandatory energy assessments which must be reviewed and signed off by assessors who are on one of the approved registers. We are now in Phase 2 with a submission deadline in December 2019, but the Environment Agency is trying to get participants to act now.
I run a closed LinkedIn group for people actively engaged with ESOS; it provides a useful forum with lots of high-quality discussion.
- Relevant abstracts from Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (interesting background);
- ESOS Regulations 2014. This version has been marked up to show various amendments enacted in 2015 and 2016.
- Version 5 of the scheme guidance from the Environment Agency (March 2016);
These are documents which I have developed to support the ESOS assessment process. I used them for my assignments during the first phase and have since revised them in the light of experience:
- A project checklist which itemises the ESOS process step by step, showing the questions that a lead assessor will need to ask;
- An evidence pack checklist indicating which items could typically be included in your assessment report and which filed separately;
- A suggested minimal assessment report outline; and
- a model participant declaration form. This is the document which the lead assessor signs to indicate that the participant complies with the ESOS Regulations.