Compliance with the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is something that all large UK organisations must adhere to. Originally introduced in 2014, with a primary compliance deadline of 5th December 2015 the scheme states that assessments must be carried out every four years by qualifying organisations.
Recognising the potential
As a company which recognises that its energy and water consumption can have a significant impact on the environment McDonald's Restaurants Ltd were keen to ensure that undertaking ESOS assessments didn't simply become just a compliance exercise. They wanted the audits to identify and help implement measures to further improve their energy and water management. This meant working with experts who could not only fully support their ESOS requirement by ensuring they met new legislative requirements, but who could also go above and beyond to maximise the potential of the audits.
By completing 56 site surveys across the UK and Ireland, including drive-thru and instore restaurants our asset management specialists reviewed all features including lighting (internal & external), heating, and cooling. Regular updates and findings were frequently discussed with the client throughout the surveys to fine tune the results and ensure delivery of a robust final report. Recommendations were then compiled in a red, amber, green system of savings opportunities so that they could quickly implement any low-cost, simple measures before reviewing other possible measures.