Energy and carbon reporting can be a tricky business. We can help ease the way to compliance by reducing your emissions, lowering your costs and mitigating risks.
Our carbon team is well versed in complex carbon legislation so you don’t have to be. We can provide everything from preliminary guidance and support to total management of all your carbon reporting.
If you don’t know where to get started, we can carry out a full review of your business to assess your legal obligations and compliance status. Once we know the next steps, we can help guide you through them.
Carbon Reporting Schemes
Display Energy Certificates (DECs)
These help to raise awareness of the energy usage of public buildings. All public buildings with a total useful floor area greater than 250m² are required to have a valid DEC and Advisory Report (AR) in place.
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES)
These make it illegal to grant new leases to properties with an F or G EPC rating. We can help you improve your EPC rating so that you avoid the non-compliance fines of up to £150,000.
Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs)
These allow prospective buyers or tenants to find out about the energy performance of a building by providing an A-G rating. They are valid for a 10 year period and there are financial penalties in place for non-compliance.
Climate Change Agreements (CCAs)
CCAs are voluntary agreements made between UK businesses and the government to reduce energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. They were established to allow energy intensive businesses to reduce the Climate Change Levy (CCL) cost on their electricity and gas bills.
Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS)
This is a mandatory compliance scheme for large organisations in the UK. ESOS aims to reduce EU energy consumption by 20% by 2020. It occurs in four-yearly phases and requires regular energy audits which highlight energy savings for large businesses.
Streamlined Energy Carbon Reporting (SECR)
SECR aims to further incentivise energy efficiency improvements and carbon emission reduction. With similar qualification criteria to ESOS, organisations are required to report within their annual directors' report on energy use and carbon emissions.
This is the accepted guidance for judging the efficiency of air-conditioning units in the UK. It was designed to support inspections to comply with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). TM44 can also help property owners or managers that are looking to optimise their air-conditioning system.
ISO 50001 is a globally recognised Energy Management System (EnMS). The development of an EnMS helps businesses manage and reduce energy use and costs. Whilst ISO 50001 is not obligatory, a well-designed EnMS can significantly cut costs and energy consumption.
ISO 14001 Environmental Standards suit companies of all sizes and is designed to define, analyse, and reduce environmental impacts. The intention of the ISO 14001 Standard is to provide a framework for a strategic approach to the organisation’s environmental policy, plans, and actions.
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