Everything You Need to Know About ESOS Phase 3

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is entering Phase 3 later this year. ESOS is a compulsory government scheme for businesses of a certain size that aims to create and nurture sustainability and energy efficiency across all industries Keep reading this blog to find out more about whether your business qualifies for ESOS compliance and if it does, how to…

What is a Net Zero Building?

Businesses across the UK know that they must decarbonise to meet government targets and to operate in a more future-facing manner. While some continue to drag their heels, many are now looking at ways to reduce emissions and energy consumption. One such opportunity for many is the idea of a net zero building – whether you are constructing a new…

What Does It Mean to Be a Net Zero Business?

Every business owner should be aware of Net Zero, what it means and also have a plan to get there. Net Zero is an international effort to become carbon neutral by 2050. By achieving Net Zero status, a business shows that it emits ‘zero’ carbon (also called Co2e), aligning itself to global goals around sustainability and slowing climate change before…

SECR Deadline Missed?

The Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting scheme made it clear to large businesses that the government wants them to report on their emissions. However, due to the complexity of the calculations and a general sense of ambivalence around the initiative, many businesses failed to meet SECR guidelines in the allotted time frame. You should have filed SECR reports in your…

Unilever and the Future of Carbon Reporting for SMEs

As we’ve discussed on our Net Zero consultancy page, businesses are coming under increasing pressure from the government to adopt decarbonisation strategies. Unfortunately, many private businesses here in the UK are slow to adapt to this challenge – instead opting to wait until larger firms have ‘done it first’. One such business that has ‘done it first’ is Unilever –…

Carbon Reporting – Are You Compliant?

Between the official ESOS and SECR schemes as well as a general steer from the entirety of UK government to decarbonise and prioritise energy efficiency, there’s never been more pressure on businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK to undergo carbon reporting.  This article looks at the carbon reporting obligations of small to medium businesses and large enterprises…

ESOS Extended To Phase 4

For businesses that have yet to comply with ESOS requirements, a new announcement about the scheme’s extension should be an alert signal. Let’s take a look at how the new ESOS phase 4 date may affect your business. The Energy Savings and Opportunities Scheme, or ESOS, is a government directive aimed at encouraging businesses to reduce their carbon emissions and…

Business Energy Efficiency Grants: Are They Worth It?

As more pressure falls on businesses of all shapes and sizes to reduce their carbon emissions, many turn to energy efficiency grants in order to invest in cost-saving efficiency measures. Unfortunately, the Carbon Trust’s excellent Green Business Fund closed in December 2019, leaving some businesses unsure of who to turn to. Worse still, perhaps, is the fact that while the…

Why Are Industrial Companies Too Short-Sighted on Decarbonisation?

While many businesses know their responsibilities around decarbonisation for 2030, very few are thinking longer-term. In this article, we’ll examine why companies need to plan for 2050 and how you can get started on a carbon reduction plan to meet the Paris Climate Agreement’s targets. Despite global commitments to net-zero by 2050, businesses across the UK are failing to adopt…

Case Study: Deep Sea Electronics Ltd

Combining ESOS and SECR into a cost-effective package. Background Deep Sea Electronics is a leading global designer, manufacturer and supplier of a wide range of industry leading electronic control systems. Specialising in control solutions for the generator market, vehicle and off-highway machinery, automatic transfer switch applications and industrial battery chargers, the company has gone from strength to strength since it…

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