What We Offer
With experienced, fully qualified, and accredited engineers, GreenFish Consulting can undertake any level of TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections, from simple packaged units, to central chillers and AHU’s. We operate nationally, and pride ourselves on our efficiency and high level of quality.
Questions and Answers
HOW DOES LEGISLATION AFFECT YOU?
The energy inspections are in addition to the normal activities associated with the ownership and operation of air conditioning systems.
All Air Conditioning systems with an output of over 12KW are affected. This does include systems consisting of individual units which are less than the required output but whose combined output is more than 12KW.
Your TM44 inspection documents must be kept and should be given to the person responsible and or the operator of the air conditioning. If you have taken over control of an air-conditioning system from 4th January 2011 and you haven’t seen or had an inspection report, you must ensure the system is inspected within three months of taking over such control.
These inspections are required to be renewed every 5 years.
When marketing a property for sale/let a current TM44 report is a compulsory document, which should be requested by the solicitors.
WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?
Firstly, a fully qualified and accredited Air Conditioning Inspector, appropriate to the level and complexity of the installed system, must be appointed.
The designated assessor should then request a few items of information, which will be asked to either be available pre-survey, or at the survey.
The survey will then be conducted. During this survey, the external units will be inspected, as well as the internal units, and any controllers that operate the installed system.
A report will be written, which will detail all that is found on site, combined with recommendations to improve the current system in order to reduce fuel consumption and increase cost savings.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF HAVING AN AIR CONDITIONING REPORT ON PLACE?
• It is mandatory to comply with legislation and submit the inspection to the central register. Penalties are currently fixed at £500 per week with a maximum of £5000, but with the recent change in government structure and policies this is likely to change.
• Reduce energy expenditure
• Reduction in carbon emissions
• Improved temperature regulation and air quality resulting in increased productivity and comfort across your employees
• Improved EPC ratings
Buildings are responsible for 50% of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions. In order to reduce this energy, legislation has come into force in the last few of years as part of the European Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings. The legislation includes Energy Performance, Air Conditioning Inspections, and Display Energy Certificates.
Air Conditioning is one of the highest energy usages in a commercial building, by introducing this legislation they hope to save 1.15 million tonnes of CO2 per year.
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