Got an Air Conditioning System? Did you know that by Law your unit must be inspected by a trained energy assessor?
In 2003 the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was brought into effect by the European Parliament to make countries in the EU to pass laws on energy consumption.
Under Section 43 (1) D of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) 2003, you could be fined £300 per system, per day, if you are found to have non-compliant air conditioning systems.
All air conditioning systems in place on or after January 1st 2008 should have been inspected within five years of installation.
Older systems with an output over 250kW should have been inspected by January 2009, while others, above 12kW, were required to have been inspected by January 2011.
Air conditioning inspections are very important for your business in order to meet with legislation and help in reducing your carbon foot print.
With global warming very much the topic of the moment, businesses are encouraged to get these inspections completed immediately to avoid the potential for a fine.
Low energy and sustainability services provider, Inteb's compliance manager, Amy Field said: “We recognise that many businesses have no idea that they are supposed to have TM44 certification for their air conditioning system, but ignorance is no defence.
“We would urge businesses to get in touch and request an inspection, so that they can be compliant before any inspection by Trading Standards Officers. The alternative could be a very heavy fine, as TSOs respond to the threats placed upon them, by launching into a phase of active enforcement of the law.”
If you are complaint you would have been issued with a TM44 certificate
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