Over recent years we've seen a number of new European directives promoting energy saving and environmental compliance in commercial buildings. Some of these directives have been recognised and enforced (the F-Gas Regulation for example, which is now UK law), and others have been largely ignored.
At the beginning of 2011 a new directive to improve the energy-efficiency of air conditioning systems in commercial buildings was introduced which is now a mandatory requirement.
All businesses operating air conditioning equipment with a collective cooling output of 12kW or more must have it inspected by a registered assessor, who will produce a report detailing whether/where increases in energy-efficiency could be achieved.
This inspection applies to ‘comfort cooling’ air conditioning systems only (being systems used to provide cooling for the comfort of occupants), whereas air conditioning systems being used solely to cool computer rooms and manufacturing processes are exempt.
Whilst this directive has been establishing its roots over the past few months, the Government have now completed the build of their online database ‘Landmark’, where completed air conditioning assessment reports must be logged and will be using this database for trading standards officers to enforce compliance.
F.A.Q. on the TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments
For further information about the TM44 Assessments, or to request a quotation to provide a TM44 Assessment of your building, please either contact us via our contact page (link to contact page) or call us today on 01482 210391.
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