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Our team are currently, undertaking qualifications to become accredited NDEAs

Following numerous requests from our clients to carry out mandatory Air-Conditioning inspections on their commercial buildings, we’ve decided to add this aligned service to our portfolio.

We will also conduct energy assessments on commerical buildings, utilising SBEM calculation software to complete them, producing the required EPC or Energy Performance Certificate.

Keen to support our clients, whilst also having a passion for the environment and saving energy, this is a natural addition to our range of services.

About Commercial EPC’s

When is a commercial EPC required?

You must have an EPC if:

  • You rent out or sell the premises – As soon as a building is in the process of being offered for sale or rent, it is the responsibility of the seller or landlord to make available free of charge an EPC to any prospective buyer or tenant. The EPC must be provided by the seller or landlord at the earliest opportunity. Before a building is put on the market the seller or landlord must commission an EPC for the building.
  • There are changes to the number of parts used for separate occupation and these changes involve providing or extending fixed heating, air conditioning or mechanical ventilation systems
  • A building under construction is finished

When must you display an EPC?

You must display an EPC by fixing it to your commercial building if all these apply:

  • The total useful floor area is over 500 square metres
  • The building is frequently visited by the public
  • An EPC has already been produced for the building’s sale, rental or construction

What are the penalties for not having an EPC?

You can be fined between £500 and £5,000 based on the rateable value of the building if you don’t make an EPC available to any prospective buyer or tenant. In most cases, at 12.5 per cent of the rateable value of the building, with a default penalty of £750 where the formula cannot be applied.

How do I obtain a commercial EPC?

Contact us!

We will be an accredited Non-Domestic Energy Assessor, producing legally valid EPC’s on a national level.

We at Liberty HVAC will regularly conduct energy assessments on commercial properties, utilising SBEM calculations to complete them. Producing you with the required Energy Performance Certificate.

Mandatory Air Conditioning Inspection
& Energy Assessment

Currently, any building in which air conditioning is installed that has a total cooling capacity in excess of 12 kilowatts (kW), must be energy assessed.

An air conditioning energy inspection (ACEI) or TM44 report as it is also known, results in the issue of a certificate which is valid for five years at which point a further assessment would be required.

The primary aim of an air conditioning energy assessment (ACEA) is to give information to building owners and operators on:

  • The performance of their air conditioning systems.
  • How those systems are being used in conjunction with other mechanical heat and ventilation plant in the building.
  • What savings can be made in the use of the systems.
  • The performance of the fabric of the building in which the systems are installed.
  • Opportunities to save energy and cut operating costs.

At Liberty HVAC, we are not limited by:

Company Size    We conduct ACEAs with companies of all sizes.

Site Numbers    We can assist independent air conditioning contractors to devise mass assessment strategies for corporate clients that have many premises. Ensuring compliance with legislation.

System type   We can assess premises with simple split-systems (level 3) to those with the larger air handling units (level 4).

Environmental Management Systems   We can work with companies that are accredited or are seeking accreditation to ISO 14001 (environmental management). It is critical that your air conditioning equipment is assessed prior to the ISO accreditation team visiting your premises.

This service will provide energy assessment & reports in line with..

Energy of Performance Buildings Directive regulation 2012 that requires mandatory inspections at regular intervals not exceeding 5 years.

For information CIBSE, The Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers produced the TM44 guidance document.

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