Legal requirement for air-conditioning inspections




Forming part of the final implementation In England and Wales of the European Directive on Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD), air-conditioning inspections are now a legal requirement, and are designed to improve efficiency, reduce electricity consumption, highlight operational improvements and provide opportunities to replace older, over-sized or less efficient systems.
The legislation states that all air conditioning systems with a rated output over 12kW should be inspected at regular intervals, and not more than five years apart, regardless of building type.
The deadlines are as follows:

  • Air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 250kW should have had their first inspection by 4 January 2009
  • For other air-conditioning systems, where the effective output is more than 12kW, the first inspection must happen by 4 January 2011

For further information about the legislation, penalties for non-compliance or to understand what is involved, please use the quick link to download our capability statement.  Alternatively, contact the team directly:
Mark Rabbett, Director
T: +44 (0)20 7280 8060
Our specialist environmental team are qualified Low Carbon Consultants and Energy Assessors and are able to carry out inspections on the most complex, or simple, systems.

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