What does the scheme include?
All energy use that is directly paid for or generated by an organisation will be included in the audit. This covers industrial processes, building energy use, and transport including some business travel. However, once the total energy footprint has been calculated, up to 10% of energy consumption can be excluded from the audit process so that the audits focus only on significant areas of energy use.
If an organisation pays for energy on behalf of its clients, these energy costs will be included in the assessment. ESOS will also cover energy already reported under other schemes such as CRC, EU ETS or CCA. However, data gathered from these schemes can be used to help report under ESOS.