The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations 2014 which came into force in July 2014 are a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups) and apply throughout the UK.
ESOS Energy Audits have the potential to increase the profitability and competitiveness of businesses by identifying cost-effective savings which, if implemented, will improve energy efficiency. The scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6 billion net benefits to the UK.
ESOS is the UK Government's approach to Article 8(4) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which requires all large (non-SME) enterprises to undertake energy audits by 5 December 2015 and every four years thereafter.
BPMA Certified Pump System Auditor (CPSA) scheme
The ESOS guidance document references the ISO/14414-Pump System Energy Assessment standard as an auditing methodology that can be accepted by 'Lead Assessors' approved by the Environment Agency.
The BPMA envisions that CPSA accredited persons, who are trained according to the IS0 14414 standard, will be recommended by Lead Assessors to undertake the pumping system elements of company energy audits.
The BPMA is offering a four-day residential course culminating in certification and the eventual status of 'Certified Pump System Auditor." The next course will take place on 25-28 April 2016 in West Bromwich. For further information contact Jeanne Page at the BPMA.