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Category: Compliance

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Science Based Targets

What is Science Based Targets (SBT) – Why you should set them and How SDS can help?

WHAT IS SCIENCE BASED TARGETS? Science Based Targets is an initiative which sets guidelines to scientifically calculate targets for companies’ contribution to decarbonization, in line with the Paris Agreement. Originally, this agreement set out to keep the global average temperature increase below 2°C compared to pre-industrial temperatures. However, following an updated report from the UN…
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What is a Carbon Reduction Plan & Why You Need One?

From 30 September 2021, companies bidding for major government contracts with an anticipated value of over £5m per annum, will be expected to demonstrate their commitment to achieving ‘Net Zero’ by 2050 in the UK with the provision of a detailed Carbon Reduction Plan.    What is a Carbon Reduction Plan (CRP)? A CRP is…
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SDS Energy

ESOS Phase 2 – Is your Organisation prepared?

We have now passed the half way mark between the initial ESOS deadline of 5th December 2015 and the forthcoming deadline for phase 2, which is set for 5th December 2019. The key question for any qualifying organisation at this stage is, where do you currently stand? • Are you considering your approach to the…
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Energy Compliance: Simple Approach to Stay Ahead

In addition to providing Certified Energy Assessments and Reports in relation to EPCs (BER in ROI), DECs and TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections, we also provide Consultancy Services to assist clients in meeting the recent Heat Network Regulations with respect to the supply of Distributed Heat. Furthermore, we would like to introduce our EPC Plus+ Service, which we…
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ESOS – Is your organisation Compliant?

If your organisation qualifies for the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) and has missed the deadline of 29 January 2016 you should expect enforcement action by the regulator (Environment Agency) in the near future. Now that the date has passed, the Department of Energy and Climate Change’s position is rather ominous: They stated “If you will not…
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ESOS its not too late to comply

ESOS – It’s not too late to comply with the regulation

The 5 December compliance deadline has passed and non-compliant organisations could now be facing penalties but it’s not too late to comply with Article 8 (4-6) of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). The Environmental Agency (EA) will not take enforcement action for late notification of compliance provided it is received by 29 January 2016.…
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ESOS route to compliance

ESOS – Take the SDS Route to Compliance

Following our recent post in relation to the ESOS Submission Period Extension. We would like to reiterate the importance of taking action to provide evidence to the Environment Agency (EA) of steps being taken to actively seek an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor to prepare and report on behalf of qualifying organisations. Qualifying Criteria: • Organisations…
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ESOS Submission Period Extended

The Environment Agency (EA) have announced the approach which will be taken in relation to ESOS compliance notifications submitted after the deadline of 5th Dec 2015, providing contact has been made with EA prior to this date. In the latest newsletter, the Environment Agency set out the approach to late ESOS assessment notifications. The key points to consider:…
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