Having looked at various scenarios for the most effective method of compliance, stores were then benchmarked into different categories to see which of them were out of the benchmarking range. Those which were categorised as ‘out of range’ were then visited by the Synergy ESOS assessment team, and supported by our client’s maintenance team when on site. In total, around 60 site locations were surveyed, comprising approximately 10% of total property stock.
A Successful Result
Synergy’s chief assessor, Paul Cownley, completed the ESOS compliance project for our client by the 5 December 2015 deadline. Paul and his team carried out assessments and compiled comprehensive reports as to where significant energy could be saved, how much capital they could save and carried out a cost analysis of the recommendations. There is no legal requirement, though, for organisations to follow through on recommendations, only that the compliance process had to be completed before the December deadline.
As the organisation’s official energy assessors, Synergy is contracted to carry out energy performance assessments on all the client’s new and refurbished sites. High standards in environmental consciousness are very much part of our client’s ethos and this shines through when we carry out these regular energy assessments for them. On average, we can attest that their sites are 30% more efficient than standard regulations state they need to be.