What is Energy Management?

Today, the need to reduce and effectively manage energy costs is a critical business practice for many successful organisations. Energy Management is all about understanding and taking control of energy use to realise cost savings, ensure legislative compliance, and reduce your carbon footprint.

Why is it so important?

  • Reducing cost is the most compelling reason for implementing a robust energy management process, with research showing that organisations can save up to 20% on energy costs, leading to increased profitability.

  • In 2014 the UK Government introduced the Energy Savings Opportunities Scheme (ESOS). This legislation is designed to generate £1.6bn of energy savings for UK industries and ensure qualifying organisations undertake energy assessment in line with the European Union’s Energy Efficiency Directive.It is mandatory for all non-SMEs in the UK and carries cash penalties for non-compliance.

  •  Energy Management and Sustainability are increasingly being use as Corporate Responsibility key performance indicators. Reducing energy consumption minimises the organisations impact on greenhouse gas emissions and its carbon footprint. Helping build a ‘green’ image thereby improving corporate reputation and increasing employee engagement.

Our Energy Management Expertise

Atmos offers fully independent energy management consultancy services with sustainability and profitability at the heart of our advice.   Our expert energy consultancy team is dedicated to identifying opportunities and delivering commercially pragmatic solutions that reduce energy consumption, carbon emissions and costs.

Our expert team has worked on a wide range of energy projects on behalf of clients ranging from community groups to multinational companies. They have extensive training (including ISO 50001 internal auditor certification) and bring an in-depth understanding in managing energy, sustainability policy and best practice.

Our Energy Management Services

Atmos offers comprehensive advice and guidance in the development and implementation of energy management strategies including:

Energy Management Audits

An Energy Audit from Atmos encompasses a full review of your business operations. Our energy consultants will analyse and provide a comprehensive report on current energy consumption, as well as carbon dioxide emissions and annual energy spend. We identify and recommend steps to be taken and the potential financial savings to be made.

ESOS Compliance

If you employ more than 250 employees, OR have a turnover of more than €50m AND a balance sheet exceeding €43m, you will need to undertake an ESOS Assessment. Failure to comply can lead to fines of up to £50,000 and/or an additional fine of £500 on a daily basis.   Atmos energy consultants can advise and guide businesses in the implementation of ESOS and support regulatory compliance, avoiding the penalties associated with breaching the legislation.  

Energy Management Systems (EnMS)

The development of a robust EnMS is an effective tool for any organisation required to comply with ESOS or for those organisations seeking accreditation to ISO 50001 standards.   Atmos offers comprehensive guidance in the development and implementation of EnMS either as a standalone system or suitable for ISO 50001 certification.

Renewable Energy Feasibility Studies

Renewable energy can often be overlooked by organisations.  However, renewable technologies are increasing in maturity and now offer extremely attractive returns on investment. Atmos has extensive experience in renewable energy technologies such as Wind, Hydro, Solar and Biomass. Our experts are on hand to advise on renewable energy options and feasibility– offering further opportunity for cost savings and carbon footprint reduction.

Contact us today to find out how we can successfully help mitigate the energy implications for your business.