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Just one in 20 businesses acting on ESOS recommendations

Six months after the deadline for ESOS (Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme) compliance passed, as few as five per cent of companies have taken action on energy-saving recommendations from auditors according to an article in The Energyst.

ESOS is a compulsory programme for UK businesses with 250 or more employees and an annual turnover over £39 million or a balance sheet in excess of £34 million. Eligible firms had to be audited for energy efficiency by January 29th 2016 as part of the UK’s commitment to comply with the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.

The Energyst report (‘Esos and the slow death of energy management?’ – June/July 2016) states that a lack of energy managers is a key factor in so few businesses following up on recommendations arising from their audit. In addition, many organisations view ESOS as a business cost with no benefit or return rather than an opportunity.

Here at Gibbons Engineering Group, we urge businesses that have gone to the cost and trouble of having an ESOS energy audit carried out to ensure this effort is not wasted. Acting on at least some of the recommendations will reduce energy consumption, save money and can be used to help improve public perception of the business.

Gibbons works with clients across multiple sectors to meet their energy-saving targets. As well as being a supplier, installer and service provider for electric motors, Lowara pumps and Bonfiglioli gearboxes, we’re also an authorised value provider for ABB drives. We can assess motor-driven processes in order to identify opportunities for improvements that may enhance energy efficiency.

Discuss the energy efficiency of your business with one of our engineers by calling Gibbons on 01621 868138 or email

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