Building Inspection and Energy Performance in Buildings Directive (EPBD)
As part of the UK’s response to the EPBD, most air- conditioning systems will need to be inspected at regular intervals, not exceeding 5 years, and an Inspection Report issued. This will be phased in by the following dates:
Premises having a total cooling capacity of 250 kW and above from 04 January 2009
Premises having a total cooling capacity of 12 kW and above 04 January 2011
Newly-constructed plant and equipment will need an inspection before it is 5 years old.
The inspection and reporting method will be in accordance with TM44: 2012. This may be a simple procedure for packaged cooling systems or a full reporting procedure for more complex air - conditioning systems.
An a/c system consisting of the refrigeration equipment, air movement systems and their controls will be surveyed and all relevant documentation such as manuals, drawings, maintenance records, commissioning data and control strategies will be inspected.
We will then assess whether the system is suitably sized for the cooling loads in the treated spaces and the overall effectiveness of the system.
The report will conclude with observations and recommendations on energy-saving opportunities.
Air Conditioning Inspections will need to be undertaken by accredited Energy Assessors who are registered with an approved Accrediation Body, such as BESCA (Building Engineering Services Competance Accreditation Ltd).
In order to support our customers we have invested in the necessary training and accreditation to enable us to carry out these inspections. If you require any further information or wish us to undertake an inspection of your air conditioning systems please contact any of our Service Centres who will be pleased to arrange for our inspector to contact you.