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.
The research conducted 381 interviews with those responsible for energy management with their organisations found many of those affected are yet to take action to comply with the regulations.
Griffiths said: “It’s certainly a concern if a large proportion of organisations have failed, so far, to engage with ESOS. The scheme has significant potential to help build momentum in the energy efficiency market, but will only do so if affected organisations take it seriously and commission ESOS audits that go above the bare minimum and which identify genuinely deliverable energy-saving opportunities.
“The eight months up to the compliance deadline will fly by, and companies shouldn’t be complacent about commissioning their assessment if they want to do something worthwhile.”