ESOS Services

Utility Team offers key services for your Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) assessment.

ESOS is a Government policy which currently calls for mandatory energy audits in the UK. It requires all companies with more than 250 employees, or a turnover of more than £40m, to produce detailed reports on their energy use and efficiency every four years. The ESOS threshold is now due to be reduced.

As experienced energy consultants – with extensive experience over a range of sectors – Utility Team can work with your organisation to ensure you take full advantage of the recommendations in your ESOS audit.

The opportunities as ESOS audits presents are often significant. The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) highlighted that the cost savings identified by implementing the changes recommended are estimated to be more than 13.5 times greater than the cost of an audit. That is why our philosophy is simple. An ESOS Audit should be the start of a journey to wider operational and carbon-cutting benefits. We help you to optimise, prioritise and implement carbon reduction projects that will secure maximum ROI and ensure the least possible disruption to trading and operations.

When is the deadline?

Initially to comply with ESOS, businesses were required to have produced their first environmental audit and notified the
Environmental Agency by early 2016. Participants must then carry out an ESOS assessment in each subsequent four year compliance period ending on 5 December 2019, 2023 and so on.

Utility Team key services for your ESOS Assessment

Our assessors have more than 60 years combined industry experience and have completed hundreds of ESOS type audits for businesses. We are the ideal people to appoint for your Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Audit and here at the Utility Team we can not only offer you a Lead Assessor. We can manage the whole ESOS process for you if required.

If you have any questions relating to ESOS or would like to help in
determining if your need to comply simply email

Utility Team’s experience of ESOS

  • The ESOS process has improved energy-use record keeping.
  • Better energy awareness – improving the visibility of their energy consumption has helped organisations identify energy-saving opportunities.
  • Major energy-saving opportunities were identified through behaviour change initiatives in both buildings and transport
    – in the case of the latter through reducing the number of miles driven and incentivising improved driving techniques.
  • There was scope for energy management behaviour to be improved in all the buildings we audited.
  • Likewise, there was room for all organisations to improve the support they provided to their staff through awareness
    and training initiatives.
  • The true benefit and power of ESOS compliance will be in the number and value of energy saving opportunities that
    are actually implemented.
  • The next stage will be to measure the savings and, finally, to prove the business case.