Air-Conditioning Energy Inspection - 'TM44'
Air-Conditioning Energy Inspection Regulations came into force in 2011 and require premises with over 12kW of installed cooling capacity to undertake an energy- efficiency inspection.
The content and format of the reporting are specified in CIBSE's document 'TM44', hence the alternative name for the process.
An inspection and certificate is valid for five years, and re-inspection is then required. Newly installed air-con equipment falls into the scope of regulation once it is five years old.
Why Choose Enercert
Ten year record of excellent service in the production of ACEI
Trained from an energy efficiency background, rather than AC contractor. Therefore able to see the holistic 'bigger picture' of energy use.
Independent from A-c contractors. Therefore able to give impartial 'audit' findings where necessary.
ACEI can be combined with EPC assessment and ESOS process.
Consultancy-grade assessments from a qualified ESOS Lead Assessor.
Service based on good value and integrity.
- The client must not be disappointed.-
What an ACEI Covers - The contents of TM44
PERFORMANCE and MAINTENANCE. An assessment of the cooling performance and condition of the equipment, together with its basic efficiency and maintenance.
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS. The air movements into, out of and around the equipment, the cleanliness of filters and heat-exchangers. The 'zoning' and the fabric of the building are also considered.
CONTROLS. How the equipment is used and controlled, including time and temperature settings.
CAPACITY. Consideration of the total amount and allocation of cooling capacity installed in the building, and whether the requirement for cooling can be reduced. Attention is drawn to any 'solar gain' from windows, and whether it is practical to reduce the increased cooling requirement it causes.