News-banner.jpg

Legal requirement for air-conditioning inspections

01/10/2009

Air-conditioning-main-image.jpg

 

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
E: mark.rabbett@watts-int.com
 
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.

Back to news

Contact your local Watts office