Regulatory compliance is becoming increasing complex and onerous. It is our job to support, advice and guide you through the ever changing regulations applied to the utility sector. We are well placed to ensure that not only are you kept informed of the latest regulation, but that we help you work within these frameworks to ensure this does not become a burden


ESOS introduced the need for compulsory energy audits for all large enterprises, to encourage the uptake of cost effective energy efficiency measures.  If you have ISO 50001 accreditation, you will be considered to have met the obligations of the ESOS scheme.All organisations must have complied with the legislation by 5th December 2015 if they are defined as a large enterprise.

- If you have 250+ employees

- If the organisations turnover is £42.5m+

- Or you have a balance sheet of £36.5m+

ISO 500001

Using energy efficiently helps organisations save money as well as helping to conserve resources and tackle climate change. ISO 50001 supports organisations in all sectors to conserve energy, through the development of an energy management system. It is THE international standard for energy management.  As you carry out the certification you will be performing many of the same processes as you would do for ESOS.  If you have ISO50001 in place you will be exempted from ESOS. With members of staff who are ISO accredited Lead Auditors, we are able to guide you through each step of this whilst at the same time helping you identify improvements within your organisation


An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is a theoretical measure of how efficient your building could be if it were to be operated in a standardised way. This is very unlikely to match how you will be operating your building in reality. An EPC is therefore not representative of how your building will perform in operation and an EPC’s sole purpose is to allow comparisons between buildings to be made. A Display Energy Certificate (DEC) is a measure of how much energy your building has consumed over the last 12 months and therefore reflects your building’s performance in operation. While the EPC and DEC documents look similar, they are in no way comparable and you should not expect a building’s DEC rating to match its EPC rating.


CRC will be scrapped following the 2018-19 compliance year, with rising CCL taxation intended to recover the revenue lost from this decision. Businesses will not be required to purchase allowances to cover emissions for energy supplied from April 2019. If you are still currently required to report under the existing scheme, Smart Sustainability can help in all areas related to reporting requirements.

Heat Network Regulation

The Heat Network Regulations 2014 came into force in December 2014 under the EU Energy Efficiency Directive. It affects all businesses within the UK that supply and charge for heating, cooling or hot water to a final customer through communal heating or a district heating network (heat suppliers) including multi tenanted buildings with a shared heating and cooling system. Subject to meters or heat cost allocators being determined as viable for installation and being installed, the heat supplier must ensure that the bills and billing information for the consumption of heating, cooling and hot water are accurate, based on actual consumption and compliant with the regulations. We can help guide you through this complex area.

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