Ruth Bowyer
28 May 2015

Applications for ESOS Lead Energy Assessor register now open

We are delighted to announce we have finalised the application procedure to accept applications for the IES register of ESOS Lead Energy Assessors. 

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) is the UK government's response to the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU). ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for organisations in the UK that meet the qualification criteria. Companies that qualify need to appoint a Lead Assessor from an approved professional body register to undertake an energy audit and ESOS assessment. The UK administrator of the scheme is the Environment Agency, and they have approved the IES to offer a register of suitably qualified Lead Assesors.

If you are a Full Member or Fellow of the Institution with two years' professional experience of energy assessment and audit, you are eligible to apply to join the IES Lead Energy Assessor Register. The LEA application process involves completion of an ESOS Lead Assessor competency report to illustrate that you meet the required technical and non-technical competencies of the PAS 51215 standard. Your report will be reviewed by specialist reviewers, and if you are successful in completing the screening you will be invited to attend a one-day workshop. The workshop will cover the ESOS requirements in detail, and will include an assessment. If you successfully pass the assessment your name will be added to the IES LEA register.

To apply, or for further information, please visit our ESOS page where you can download the application form and associated guidance.