Since the announcement of their strategic partnership in March, Greenstone and Carbon Smart have assisted a growing number of organisations with reporting under the UK’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS). The joint ESOS proposition has ensured consistent end-to-end ESOS compliance for both organisations’ clients.
ESOS is a mandatory energy audit compliance scheme set up by the UK government requiring qualifying organisations to measure and audit the total energy usage across all buildings, transport and industrial activities. By 5 December 2015, qualifying organisations are required to have carried out their ESOS assessments and notified the Environment Agency.
Using ESOS dashboards, Greenstone Enterprise software users are able to define what needs to be measured under the scheme and prepare data before an energy audit. Carbon Smart’s approved Lead Assessors then carry out the practical energy audits required under ESOS, compile the required energy audit report and associated evidence pack and register compliance on behalf of organisations with the Environment Agency. Once an audit has been carried out, Greenstone users can manage their data on an ongoing basis, manage their energy saving opportunities, set targets, analyse data outputs and store evidence to prepare for future reporting.
Matthew de Villiers, CEO at Greenstone comments ‘Through this partnership we have been able to provide our clients with a seamless ESOS reporting service. We are delighted to have partnered with Carbon Smart who have extensive experience in energy audits and bring in the expertise necessary to enhance our capabilities in this area.’
Julie Craig, Principal Consultant at Carbon Smart comments ‘Developing this partnership has made the compliance exercise more straightforward for our clients. Greenstone’s software makes collecting the energy data much easier for clients and provides us with a solid set of numbers that we can base our energy audits and evidence packs on. It make the whole process quicker and more economic for clients that need to comply.’