AIR CONDITIONING INSPECTIONS (ACIs)
LCE undertakes Air Conditioning Inspections for a variety of clients across a range of sectors. We ensure that our clients remain compliant and avoid fines. All our assessors are accredited in accordance with the EPBD regulations and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) TM44. Buildings with an air conditioning system output greater that 12kW must comply under this regulation and be inspected at 5 year intervals. Our mandatory Air Conditioning Inspection seeks to identify opportunities for energy and carbon savings.
The Energy Performance of Building Directorate (EPBD) Air Conditioning Inspection is a mandatory requirement for all air conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW. There are two types of inspections: simple and complex.
The type of inspection required depends on the type of air conditioning equipment installed within the building. The inspection comprises of an on-site survey followed by a written report. The report remains valid for a period of five years.
Who can carry out inspections?
The Air Conditioning Inspection must be carried out by an accredited Air Conditioning Inspector in accordance with the EPBD regulations and Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) TM44. Our team of Energy-Engineering Consultants are registered with the Energy Institute (EI) and CIBSE.
The inspection comprises of an on-site survey followed by a written report, which remains valid for a period of five years.
A copy of an Air Conditioning Inspection report can be requested by an enforcement officer at any time up to six months after the last day for compliance with the obligation to make it available.
The penalty for failing to having an Air Conditioning Inspection report is fixed at £300. A further penalty can be issued for failure to provide a copy of the Air Conditioning Inspection report when requested by an officer of an enforcement authority within seven days. This is fixed at £200.