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EU issues new energy assessment directive

04 August 2015 #Logistics #News #Other #Top Stories

Large businesses will be required to appoint ‘Lead Energy Assessors’ to carry out full energy assessments of their companies by 5 December this year as the result of a new EU directive.

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) has been introduced as a regulatory requirement based upon Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive.

Further assessments will have to be carried out at maximum intervals of four years after the date of the initial assessment.

Digital mapping solutions provider Mapmechanics is warning that many businesses are unaware of how they will be affected. The company is working with ESOS consultants to assist this mandatory auditing process, specifically in the area of vehicle fuel saving.

Mapmechanics Director of Logistics Solutions Paul Dawsey said, “Our Truckstops route planner has been helping companies to minimise their fuel usage as well as other areas of their business for over 25 years, which typically results in saving between 10-30% of vehicle running costs.”

Assessors are required to identify specific plans to improve the energy efficiency of their respective businesses. The Lead Energy Assessor will be expected to act independently, must be a qualified and/or accredited expert, and can be an in-house assessor or belong to external energy auditors.

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