Air-conditioning systems can account for a large proportion of a building's energy usage. Having regular inspections carried out by a qualified assessor can improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption which in turn reduces capital operating costs and carbon emissions.
Building owners and managers who operate air-conditioning systems have statutory obligations under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to ensure that air conditioning inspections are conducted by qualified and accredited air-conditioning inspectors.
All air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kw must be regularly inspected by an energy assessor.
For air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output greater than 250KW, the first inspection is required before 4th January 2009.
For air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output greater than 12kW, the first inspection is required by 4th January 2011.
Non-compliance with ACI
Non-compliance with ACI legislation will result in a penalty. The penalty is £300 for failure to commission, keep or provide an air conditioning inspection report when required by the regulatory authority. This is in addition to the cost of a compliant ACI report.