From EPBD Compliance
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations, states. All air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kw must be regularly inspected by an Energy Assessor. The inspections must be a maximum of five years apart. One or more air-conditioning units within a building controlled by a single person are considered to comprise a single air-conditioning system for the purposes of the regulations. This includes all systems providing cooling such as; Chillers, condensers, air handling units, control systems, terminal units and packaged split systems.
The regulations require the first inspection of the affected air-conditioning systems to be carried out as follows:
- For all systems first put into service on or after 1 January 2008, the first inspection must have taken place within five years of the date when it was first put into service.
- For other air-conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 250kW the first inspection must happen by 4 January 2009
- For other air-conditioning systems, where the effective rated output is more than 12kW the first inspection must happen by 4 January 2011.
Having your air-conditioning system inspected by an Energy Assessor is designed to improve efficiency and reduce the electricity consumption, operating costs and carbon emissions for your system. Energy inspections will highlight improvements to the operation of your existing systems or opportunities to replace older, less energy efficient systems or oversized systems with new energy efficient systems.
The air conditioning inspection could form the basis of the energy reduction, for the CRC Energy Reduction Planning.