Mass industry appeal over government’s zero carbon U-turn

Mass industry appeal over government’s zero carbon U-turn

More than 200 companies from the construction, property and renewable energy industries have urged Chancellor George Osborne to reconsider the controversial decision to scrap the zero carbon homes standard.   Earlier this month, George Osborne unexpectedly axed...
New ‘energy measures bill’ proposed by MPs

New ‘energy measures bill’ proposed by MPs

The lack of a clear strategy for energy in buildings is costing the UK economy more than £12 billion a year, according to a group of MPs. MPs gathered this week in Westminster’s Portcullis House at a reception hosted by the Chartered Institution of Building...
Environment Agency issues new ESOS warning

Environment Agency issues new ESOS warning

The Environment Agency has issued a second warning to organisations to comply with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). All organisations that employ at least 250 people, or have an annual turnover in excess of £38.9 million and an annual balance sheet total...
How will ESOS affect large fleets?

How will ESOS affect large fleets?

The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme, or ESOS, was implemented by the Government as part of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. Interestingly, many are unsure as to what this actually means – and fleets may face a major change for those affected. The scheme...
Heat is on for Firms in ESOS race

Heat is on for Firms in ESOS race

It has long been accepted wisdom that improving energy efficiency among the UK’s business sector is one of the ‘low-hanging fruit’ of the ambitious targets to cut carbon emissions. But, just months away from a deadline to comply with energy...
Companies too complacent over ESOS take-up

Companies too complacent over ESOS take-up

Companies should not be complacent in meeting the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) criteria with only eight months to go to the mandatory take-up deadline, an industry body warns. Richard Griffiths, policy adviser at the UK Green Building Council, was...
Businesses ‘not taking action on ESOS’

Businesses ‘not taking action on ESOS’

Despite high awareness within businesses of the upcoming ESOS deadline, the majority of those affected are yet to take action according to new research. The third annual edie Energy Management report conducted 381 interviews with those responsible for energy...
Get your office energy efficient or pay £150k

Get your office energy efficient or pay £150k

Commercial landlords need to start planning energy efficiency upgrades now or face a potential fine of up to £150,000. Under the 2011 Energy Act, all commercial property owners need to meet the minimum band ‘E’ standard by 2018 or potentially face being...