In order to assist their clients in adhering to the latest legal requirements, Capitol Group have partnered with Surrey Energy Ratings to offer Air Conditioning Inspections. These are now mandatory and are being introduced for all air conditioning systems with rated cooling output greater than 12kW.
If your air conditioning system has a rated output greater than 12kW you must have had your first inspection by 4 January 2011. Thereafter, inspections will be required every 5 years.
For new systems installed after 1 January 2008, the first inspection must have taken place within 5 years of the installation date.
The purpose of the inspection is to make a final report and recommendations about the efficiency and energy usage of the system. Its primary goal is to reduce energy consumption and to reduce carbon emissions. The European Community has made a commitment to reduce our C02 output by 40 billion tonnes by 2012. This agreement has been issued in the form of directive EPBD2002/91/EC.
An accredited energy assessor, who is a current member of an approved accreditation scheme, must carry out the inspection in accordance with CIBSE TM44. You will receive an energy assessment report that will detail the equipment surveyed, if the sampled equipment is sized correctly (utilising CIBSE TM44 rule of thumb calculations), any health and safety issues noted at the time of survey, the condition of sampled equipment and also the report will provide you with recommendations on how to operate your equipment in a more energy efficient way.
Call the Capitol Group help desk on 020 8330 7716 where a member of our team will be pleased to arrange for one of our Energy Assessors to speak with you about your specific requirements.