How do you know if your organisation is within the scope of
ESOS? Well, if by 31st December 2019 it achieved any of the
- It had 250 or more full-time employees
- It had an annual turnover in excess of 50
million euro AND
- An annual balance sheet in excess of 43 million
then it is duty bound to either execute an energy audit
every four years OR implement
a certified Energy Management System. If one of these is your
organisation, then the time to act is now!
Sounds scary and complicated? It needn’t be.
A quick refresher: ESOS is the UK interpretation of the
EU-Energy Efficiency Directive (EU-EED) – a directive that mandates energy
efficiency improvements within the European Union with the overarching goal of promoting
energy efficiency across all industries and their buildings, transport and
industrial activities. Catchy!
In its simplest terms it incentivises companies to do the
Sure, organisations that meet the ESOS criteria can do the
minimum by merely working with a partner to conduct and submit an energy audit.
But, surely there is an exciting opportunity here as well? What about going
beyond compliance? What about implementing true energy efficiency and seeing
real cost savings? What about installing an Energy Management System that will
turn energy management and optimisation into a constant process rather than a
one off every four years?
things first: the audit.
Siemens has been successfully implementing energy efficiency
projects for 20 years and, to date, we support 900 enterprises – Europe-wide –
on EU-EED and ESOS compliance. That’s solid, proven experience and expertise. That’s
a guarantee we will remove the burden of ESOS compliance. That’s us taking away
the scary and complicated!
But there’s a value-add to our audits. It’s our holistic
approach – the R (reduce), P (produce), P (procure) three-pillared approach to auditing. We want to see our
customers using less energy, paying less for it, and generating it where
possible. So, the benefits to a Siemens’ audit are clear:
Reduce – we show how to drive down energy consumption to reduce
costs and the environmental impact of your organisation.
Produce – you receive expert advice about creating a more
sustainable energy mix and expert knowledge about generating and storing energy
on site to reduce reliance on the grid.
Procure – we advise about how to unravel the complexity of
purchasing energy and how to save money while ensuring your utility incentives
If compliance is your choice, make sure it comes with a
or excellence? Your decision.
An Energy Management System for the future. That’s the
second option under ESOS requirements and where Siemens can help you excel.
Let’s take a Lego set as an example. You have your basic
model with its basic features which is, basically, fine. Then you have your
state-of-the-art, multi-piece, design which, once assembled, has all the
impressive working parts in the right places doing the right things. This is
Siemens’ EMS. We’re the multi-piece solution for true energy optimisation. With
EMS we refer to both platforms as well as processes: for example, the ISO50001
standard supported by Siemens relates to the implementation of processes on a
management level and includes the development and publishing of an energy
policy, and staff training staff.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure has all the elements of the
energy spectrum within one company. We offer a complete set of technology and
solutions that sees our customers optimised once and for all – saving money and
becoming carbon neutral.
Still not convinced? Here’s a great example of where Siemens’
energy projects are creating the future, today…
Lighting the way to
Enlighted – a Siemens business – has designed the most
advanced sensors ever imagined to provide data-rich information about room
occupancy, temperature and lighting. By retrofitting existing lighting with
super-smart sensors, users can see from the system dashboard where people are,
what rooms are occupied and even what areas of the rooms are being used. Quite
simply, they offer information on space utilisation.
With that data, further energy savings can be achieved. In
the past, lighting in an unoccupied room could be turned off because the system
knew there was nobody in it. Now, unused or partially used spaces can be lit
appropriately allowing a part of the room to have the full lux level, and the
unoccupied parts to be dimmed down. The movement of people (anonymously) and other
assets (such as wheelchairs) can be tracked, and that data can then inform the
question: “Is the space being used appropriately and for the right activity?
And if not, how can I best optimise its use?”
This kind of advanced technology doesn’t guess. It knows
where energy consumption can be reduced, which space should be used differently
for the right activities, where cost savings can be made, and how commercial
buildings can be brought into the age of the internet of things.
Not everyone can offer an ESOS-compliant total Energy Management
System. Siemens can. Leveraging a
hi-tech Energy Management System that couples methodology with a cloud-based
software platform to allow users to stay on top of your building’s energy
consumption – constantly.
It’s smart and it’s connected! There are currently more than
70,000 buildings connected to Navigator and it collects 400 million data values
every day from them. It takes that data and it turns it into results for an
entire building portfolio.
Navigator’s state-of-the-art predictive maintenance software
detects inefficiencies at the most detailed level to the point where it can
tell you if something is going to break before it breaks, not simply tell you
where it is once it’s broken!
EVERYTHING that uses energy within an enterprise can be
connected to Navigator. If you want:
- Cloud-based transparency and decision making
- Advanced Fault Detection and Diagnostics
(automation in detection of energy waste and other inefficiencies)
- Accurate energy efficiency and sustainability
It makes perfect sense to future-proof your business with
Navigator®, don’t you think?
settle for compliance when you could have excellence?
Back to ESOS.
Siemens Smart Infrastructure can keep you compliant with a
value-add energy audit. No question. Twenty years’ experience and 900
organisations are proof of that. If compliance is your choice then that’s ok,
we can take the burden from you.
But if you want the future to be brilliant not basic, if you want advanced analytics, predictive maintenance, cost reduction, reduced energy consumption, a low-carbon business, then the only choice is Siemens Smart Infrastructure + Navigator + Siemens advanced technologies.
To find out more visit: www.siemens.com/totalenergymanagement or register for my free webinar for expert advice and support