Posted 4th November 2015
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North West-based facilities management company, Vivark, has launched a new service Vivark Energy, which is dedicated to supporting businesses in the region with energy assessments, management and procurement of energy services. The new range of services available from Vivark Energy will also help large businesses in the region comply with the Energy Saving and Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

ESOS is part of EU legislation and requires all large organisations operating in the UK to complete a review into the total energy use of business operations. The assessment must include a review into all energy and transport consumption and identify where savings could be made.

Vivark Energy, in partnership with Maloney Associates, an energy and environmental management consultancy, has developed a comprehensive energy audit, management and measurement service to help businesses across the North West comply with the initial phase of ESOS and complete the necessary audit, which must be undertaken by 5th December 2015. All audits completed with Vivark Energy will be tailored to the needs of each business and delivered around the day-to-day running of the organisation.

Executive director at Vivark, Tony Cahill, said: “We appreciate that the new ESOS requirements add to the growing list of compliance documents to be completed by large companies in our region. As such, Vivark Energy will help to take the hassle out of the assessments and highlight the cost savings that can be achieved through running a more energy efficient business. The government estimates that a typical ESOS audit will identify potential cost savings that are more than 13 times greater than the cost of the audit*.

“As a commercially focused business with a social purpose, it’s important that we not only provide reliable and trustworthy services, but that we are able to identify opportunities enabling organisations across the North West to reduce their energy and carbon footprint in the communities in which they operate. Working in partnership with Maloney Associates will not only ensure we are able to deliver this, but that businesses also receive an unrivalled and expert level of delivery and service.”

An ESOS audit can take up to 16 weeks to complete due to the amount of data that needs to be collated by the organization itself and with a deadline of 5th December 2015, Vivark Energy is urging organisations which match the ESOS criteria to take action and avoid the possible fine of up to £50,000 that can be imposed for non-compliance.

Tony added: “With the deadline fast approaching, large businesses have no time to waste and should be thinking about starting the ESOS assessment by the beginning of August to ensure all relevant information is submitted to The Environment Agency before the December deadline.”