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ISO 50001 & ESOS Webinar

14 March 2018
In June of 2017, the Government announced that the 2nd phase of ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) would go ahead with a compliance date of 5th December 2019. 

Although there are some exemptions for public bodies, the regulations require all other large UK organisations to take three important steps before then: 

  • Measure their total energy consumption; 

  • Conduct audits to identify cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities; and 

  • Report compliance to their national scheme administrator – the Environment Agency in England, SEPA in Scotland, NIEA in Northern Ireland and NRW in Wales. 

An alternate and an increasingly popular way of complying is to demonstrate certification to ISO 50001 the International Standard for Energy Management. This gives automatic exemption from the above requirements. 

NQA's Principal Energy and Environmental Assessor Richard Walsh takes a look at how ISO 50001 meets these requirements, what is actually required within the standard and how it dovetails into existing ISO 9001 or ISO 14001 systems. 

ISO 50001 is also going through the process of being rewritten to bring into line with the 2015 versions of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. Richard also covers the latest thinking behind these changes. 

You can also find further information on ISO 50001 and ESOS here.