The Energy Auditing Scheme (EAS) is a mandatory energy assessment scheme and legal obligation for organisations in Ireland that meet the qualification criteria. Organisations that qualify for EAS must carry out an EAS assessment every 4 years to remain compliant. If you, or any part of your corporate group meets either of the following conditions, you will need to comply with EAS Regulations:
How to ensure you are compliant
- You undertake a standalone energy audit(s) by a Registered Energy Auditor
- You use a valid, certified energy or environmental management system (ISO 50001, ISO 140001 or equivalent) and have a Registered Energy Auditor confirm in writing that the management system fulfils the requirement for an audit
Penalties for non-compliance
- Organisations that fail to comply with the requirements set out by EAS may be liable to compliance and enforcement activities.
- Whilst fines were not introduced for EAS Phase I, it is anticipated the current punitive measures are fines up to €5,000 on prosecution. SEAI may also publicly “name and shame” parties that do not comply.
ETS is offering a no-obligation consultation and review which is the first step in the EAS process. We have a national team of accredited Registered Energy Auditors, ESOS Lead Assessors and ISO 50001 Lead Auditors who will ensure that you comply with the scheme and help you to maximise cost saving opportunities.
EAS is more than just a compliance exercise, it provides detailed recommendations of where and how to save energy. Whilst the EAS programme doesn’t insist that you undertake the recommended measures from the audits, it provides businesses with a platform to work from to reduce capital expenditure and improve operational efficiency.
Information from your energy audit can be used as the basis for implementing an energy management system (EnMS) to facilitate the realisation of the energy saving opportunities identified. If your system is then certified to ISO 50001 during the next four years, your organisation will automatically demonstrate EAS compliance. Our ISO 50001 Lead Auditors, Registered Energy Auditors and ESOS Lead Assessors can support your business in the next compliance phase.
Energy audits can unlock significant cost savings opportunities for your business, improving overall financial performance and supporting your company’s competitive advantage
of participants used an energy audit option to comply with Phase 1 of the EAS