Environmental Consultancy

Our staff have a wealth of eco expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm to support your business to become greener!

Why choose PECT?

PECT has an excellent reputation as a knowledgeable environmental organisation, helping individuals and businesses to become greener. We have worked in this field for a quarter of a century, and can offer a wealth of expertise. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff have all the skills needed to assist your organisation.

Plus, if you choose PECT for your environmental consultancy needs, you’re helping contribute to our charitable work, meaning that your money goes directly back into the community where it is most needed.

Services we offer

Services available
Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) compliance

PECT can provide qualified Lead Assessors and other technical specialists to help complete your ESOS assessment

What is ESOS?

The Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS) is a compulsory energy assessment and energy savings identification scheme for large organisations (and their corporate groups) in the UK.

ESOS has been developed to help companies become greener, and through doing so maximise the energy efficiency and economic benefits to participants.

The scheme applies to:

  • An organisation that has 250 or more employees in the UK
  • An organisation that has fewer than 250 employees but has
    • An annual turnover exceeding €50 million / £39 million and
    • A balance sheet exceeding €43 million / £34 million
  • Part of a corporate group that includes an undertaking that meets either of the first two criteria

Why was ESOS developed?

ESOS was developed by the government to help organisations maximise the energy efficiency benefits and minimise the administrative burden for businesses by using existing policies and requirements where possible to become accredited.

While energy efficiency makes sense for all businesses, there can be barriers to taking part in these opportunities: including underestimating the value to the business and a lack of access to trusted information about energy efficiency.

ESOS tackles this because:

  • Senior Management must sign off the assessment and be aware of their organisation’s total energy costs and total potential energy savings
  • Assessments must be overseen by a lead assessor, who must operate in an objective manner and be approved by an accreditation body

What does an ESOS assessment consist of?

The assessment takes into account energy directly covered by Display Energy Certificates (DECs), Green Deal Assessments (GDAs), or ISO 50001, including transport.

Organisations must identify at least 90% of their total energy usage and it is necessary to maintain records as an ‘evidence pack’ in case of audit.

An ESOS assessment needs to be carried out every four years. The qualification date for compliance period 2 is 31 December 2018. Proof of compliance must cover the period 6 December 2015 to 5 December 2019. Reporting must be completed by 5 December 2019.

Benefits of an assessment

  • The ESOS report will identify and evaluate energy efficiency and management opportunities arising from procedural changes, behavioural changes and additional monitoring techniques
  • It will evaluate the technical energy performance of buildings, components within manufacturing plants and vehicle fleets
  • It will evaluate the technical feasibility and economic viability of specific opportunities for the reduction of energy consumption

The scheme compliance bodies have the authority to apply civil penalties against an organisation/group found to be required to participate in ESOS but to be non-compliant.

For all non-compliances, the compliance bodies will have the power to publish information about the organisation’s failure to meet the regulations, plus penalties can range up to £50,000 or £500 per day.

How can PECT help your organisation?

PECT will help you tailor your assessment process work to meet your organisation’s specific needs and ensure all work is overseen by an approved Lead Assessor.

To find out how we can help your organisation call 01733 568408 or email info@pect.org.uk.

Environmental Management

  • Resource Auditing (Energy, Waste, Water, Resource, Carbon)
  • System Development
  • Behaviour Programmes
  • Leadership and Policy
  • ISO 14001 implementation (Gap analysis, Set up, Planning Support for staff engagement and training, Operational controls, Continual improvement)
  • ISO 50001 implementation
For more information on our services and to gain a quote, call 01733 568408 or email info@pect.org.uk
Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
Call 01733 568408 or email info@pect.org.uk
Reduced Data SAP (RDSAP) To find out more, contact 01733 568408 or info@pect.org.uk

Green Energy Switch

Services available Find out more
Green Energy Switch

  • Void Management Scheme
  • Eco Funding – free cavity wall insulation, free loft insulation, external wall insulation
  • Replacement boilers – reduced price and 0% finance deals available
  • EPC (Energy Performance Certificates)
  • Air conditioning  energy assessments
  • Fire and water risk assessments – water testing, Legionella
  • Commercial and domestic energy comparison service
  • Peterborough Energy quote and switch
  • Vcharge – upgrades to electric storage heaters
  • Broadband and phone comparison
Call 01733 646253, email info@greenenergyswitch.co.uk or visit www.greenenergyswitch.co.uk

Investors in the Environment

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Investors in the Environment

  • Gaining green accreditation for your business
Call 01733 866436, email info@iie.uk.com or visit www.iie.uk.com