The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) Regulations came into force in 2014 and are a mandatory energy assessment and energy saving identification scheme for large undertakings (and their corporate groups) and applies throughout the UK. ESOS Energy Audits have the potential to increase businesses profitability and competitiveness by identifying cost-effective savings which, if implemented, will improve energy efficiency.
The scheme is estimated to lead to £1.6bn net benefits to the UK, with the majority of these being directly felt by businesses as a result of energy savings. ESOS is the UK Government's approach to transposition of Article 8(4) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive, which requires all large (non-SME) enterprises to undertake energy audits by 5 December 2015 and every 4 years thereafter.
Guidance has already been published to help potential participants understand their obligations and within the full ESOS guidance document the ISO/14414-Pump System Energy Assessment standard is referenced as an auditing methodology that can be accepted by "Lead Assessors" approved by the Environment Agency. Accordingly it is envisaged that BPMA CPSA accredited persons (who are trained according to the IS0 14414 standard) will be recommended by Lead Assessors to undertake the pumping system elements of company energy audits.
The BPMA Certified Pump System Auditor Scheme (http://www.bpma-cpsa.co.uk) has established the BPMA as the body to train and certify personnel who undertake "Pumping System Assessments" as referenced in UK Government Energy Strategy documents. BPMA are now offering the opportunity to attend a four day residential course culminating in certification and the eventual personal ID status of "Certified Pump System Auditor".
The next scheduled residential course will take place on 9-12 November 2015 at the RezidorPark Inn Hotel, West Bromwich, West Midlands (J1, M5).