Know what you want? Try our 'Supplier Directory' 

CIBSE calls for mandatory lodging of air conditioning inspections

The lower threshold for air conditioning inspections which includes all systems with an output of 12KW or more, came into effect from January 4, 2011. This means that most air conditioned spaces of over 2,000 sq ft should now have an air conditioning certificate.
'With the recent changes in the threshold a lot more buildings now require an inspection. CIBSE believes it is the ideal time to introduce the mandatory lodgement of air conditioning inspections to help monitor compliance,' said Hywel Davies, CIBSE technical director. 'It will enable us to build up a national picture of air conditioning.'
The Government has announced that it will take forward proposals to make it mandatory to lodge air conditioning reports following an industry wide consultation, but the timescales are still to be determined.
'Implementing a mandatory lodgement requirement for air conditioning inspections will bring an increased focus on these inspections,' said Mr Davies. 'Air conditioning inspections have the lowest compliance rates, we think below 5 per cent. The industry needs to increase compliance to achieve carbon emissions reductions targets and increase the energy efficiency of buildings.'
The purpose of air conditioning inspections is to provide owners and operators with information on the performance of their air conditioning so that they can improve them and cut costs if they are using too much energy. The mandatory lodgement will provide a central register enabling much better information on air conditioning installations.
It will bring air conditioning inspections into line with energy performance certificates and display energy certificates which are already collated and stored in a central database, to help ensure a consistent approach to measuring energy efficiency in buildings.
10 January 2011

Comments

Already Registered?
Login
Not Yet Registered?
Register

Industry bodies react to Heat and Buildings Strategy

There has been mixed reaction to the Government's long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy from heating industry bodies.

The Strategy has unveiled phased out dates for the installation of fossil fuel heating, increased funding support for households purchasing heat pumps, and the rebalancing of environmental levies on electricity.  

  19-Oct-2021

Service growth at Condair

Humidity control specialist, Condair, has appointed Ryan Mooney, as a humidifier service engineer based out of London. 

  20-Oct-2021

If you need to open a Solenoid Valve manually, you need a SVOM!

If you need to open a Solenoid Valve manually, you need a SVOM!
  22-Oct-2021
Heating & Ventilating Review is the number one magazine in the HVAR industry. Don’t miss out, subscribe today!
Subcribe to HVR

Diary

BESA National Conference – Virtual event