Thursday 23 October 2014

Beware of ESOS "Consultants" dabbling in your ICT!

The ESOS (Energy Saving Opportunities Scheme) will come into force in December 2014, this requires all eligible companies to undertake a MANDATORY energy audit this year (December 2014 - December 2015) and then every 4 years.
The register of DECC authorised ESOS Auditors was released on last week and can be found on this link ESOS approved-registers-of-lead-assessors

As can be seen from the list, these are "energy auditors" but they are NOT ICT Energy Auditors, so if they "identify" ICT energy savings, you should be extremely skeptical and call in an auditor who does have experience of auditing ICT systems for energy, these include server rooms, infrastructure and data centre.

Carbon3IT Ltd is currently authorised by the BCS for the Certified Energy Efficient Data Centre Award (CEEDA) this is an evaluation/audit of your data centre to a subset of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) and could be used to satisfy the Environment Agency or an ESOS Lead Auditor that an "ESOS Audit" has been completed.

Our MD is also an ISO50001 Lead Auditor (a prerequisite for an ESOS Auditor)

We also assist the EU-JRC in reviewing applications for the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency)

Whilst we have a vested interest in highlighting the potential pitfalls of using a non ICT aware ESOS Auditor, we strongly recommend that you pick a specialist ICT auditor to supplement your audit team.

Please visit our website for our contact details.

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