JP Elliott can undertake Air-Conditioning Inspections on behalf of UK commercial landlords and will take you through the whole process with the minimum of fuss and disruption to your business.
We have invaluable experience in this field having recently co-ordinated amongst others, The Orchid Group’s pub and restaurant portfolio, producing high quality reports in a realistic timeframe. If you wish to discuss your Air Conditioning Inspection requirements with us or if you would like us to prepare a quotation for a project then feel free to contact the office and we will be happy to help.
What is an Air Conditioning Inspection?
Air conditioning inspection is a requirement from the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) which requires regular inspections of air conditioning installations. These inspections are in addition to the inspections required to meet Statutory and duty of care obligations. It is the responsibility of the person who controls the technical functioning of the air conditioning system to ensure that it is inspected at regular intervals not exceeding 5 years. Failure to commission, keep, or provide an inspection report when required £300 per offence.
Air conditioning inspections are designed to improve efficiency and reduce electricity consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions. Energy inspections highlight improvements to the operation of your existing installations as well as highlighting opportunities to replace older, less efficient and possibly oversized systems which new energy efficient systems.
Which buildings require Air Conditioning inspections?
All air conditioning systems with an effective rated output >12kW must be regularly inspected by a registered Energy Assessor. An air conditioning system refers to any system where refrigeration is used to provide cooling for the comfort of occupants. This excludes separate refrigeration provided solely for process applications such as cold stores, pharmaceutical production etc.
When are Air Conditioning inspections required?
New installations installed from 1st Jan 2008 must be inspected within 5 years, All other air conditioning systems with an effective rated output > 250 kW must inspected by January 2009 and Air conditioning systems with an effective rated output > 12 kW must inspected by January 2011.
Who can produce Air Conditioning inspections?
Air Conditioning inspections can only be produced by Qualified, Accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessors. We work in association with Surveyors who are either registered with CIBSE accreditation scheme or Quidos which gives you assurance of our professional approach and ability to meet your requirements.