Without making any sacrifices, most business can reduce their energy usage by up to 25%. That’s money off your bottom line and straight onto your profits.
WHAT SHOULD BUSINESSES BE DOING?
The current climate has changed energy management from a ‘would be nice to have’ to an ESSENTIAL compliance activity. A business with a turnover and balance sheet around £40-50 million or more than 250 employees needs to comply with a range of legislation and regulations:
However, for businesses of any size, there are three more excellent reasons to tackle your organisation’s energy management policies:
Research shows customer respond to responsible energy policies
Increasing energy legalisation, regulation, and obligations
Energy is usually a big overhead. Reducing costs means more profit!
Effective Energy Management can be simple
Start by knowing how much you use and reducing it. That’s immediate operational savings and easy to maintain!
Whatever your organisational size, people, process, and technology together deliver business improvement, energy savings, and reduce environmental impact.
GEBS provide a thorough assessment, step-by-step plans, and the support you need to implement them.
SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting)
SECR (Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting)
SECR is an addition to existing requirements, such as mandatory greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting for quoted companies or the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).
It became government policy on the 1st of April 2019. And requires companies incorporated in the UK to disclose their energy and carbon emissions. It will require a lot more businesses to report than the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme does.
The ESOS Regulations 2014 says qualifying organisations in the UK must assess energy use and efficiency at least once every four years. Brexit isn’t going to change this.
Which organisation are subject to ESOS isn’t straight-forward. Essentially, it’s large organisation that trade, businesses or any corporate groups in which at least one member qualifies.
A large organisation is one that has at least 250 people or an annual turnover above €50 million and a balance sheet in excess of €43 million.
Most in the public sector are exempt, but organisations that receive public funding, such as universities, may qualify.
Since early 2016, we’ve been in Phase 2 of the ESOS compliance scheme. The compliance date was 5th of December, 2019.
We should be now
Measuring energy consumption
Auditing to find energy efficiency recommendations
Showing compliance to a scheme administrator
Energy Management Systems is a structured way for an organisation to establish, systems and processes necessary to continually improve energy performance, including energy efficiency, energy use and energy consumption. Not only does this have the potential for significant financial cost reduction but it improves the organisations environmental impact.
What are the benefits to business of implementing ISO50001:
- Business friendly: energy and cost savings based on a proven management framework
- Improves your organisations environmental impact and carbon emissions.
- Evidence of compliance with UK and international regulations and legislation
- Systematic approach to energy performance improvement over time and therefor overall productivity
- Globally relevant – developed and recognised as ‘best practice’ by over 50 countries
- Transformational: Embedding best practice for energy management and associated energy costs into any organisation
- Demonstrated corporate responsibility and heling to meet climate change actions/goals
- Protection of brand and reputation, whilst providing transparency, reliability and accountability
- Motivation and engagement of staff through effective leadership, communication, support and inclusion within the business through the formation of an energy management team.
Other benefits of implementing an EnMS are:
- Improved energy performance monitoring, measurement, analysis and evaluation, leading to quick responses and energy lean
- Better control of the risks and identification of opportunities
- Reduction in normalised energy costs
- Improved levels of compliance to energy related legislation
- Reduced likelihood of fines and prosecutions
- A competitive advantage to grow and develop your business
- Greater involvement and commitment from employees and the management team, resulting in an improved energy savings culture
- Improved communication and training
EPC & Nondomestic EPCs (Commercial)
Gebs Energy provide EPCs for Homeowners, Estate and Letting Agents and Landlords.
What is an EPC (Energy Performance Certificate)?
Most people are familiar with this document to some degree. It conveys the energy efficiency of a property. There are exceptions but most buildings require one when they are built, sold, or rented. An EPC is valid for 10 years.
The energy performance is shown on a scale of A (most efficient) to G (least efficient). An EPC should also include information about estimated energy use and suggested improvements, showing what A-G grade might be achieved. Simple changes can result in a minimum of 10% reduction in domestic consumption.
When we provide an EPC, we do so in partnership with the owners and any occupants. Thanks to our expertise in energy management (link to energy management page) we’re also able to recommend the best possible improvements. from the simple to the complex.
Only when the owner or letting agent is happy with our suggestions, we’ll finalise your Energy Performance Certificate.
Free Analysis and Road Map
Some of the improvements that
can be made in your business won’t be obvious.
– It may be a simple as wasted energy adding 25% to your bill.
– It may be as complex as inefficient processes holding productivity back.
Whatever improvements are available, they’ll be unique to your business. We’ll help you find and take advantage them.
Get in touch below for a free analysis and roadmap.