The EPBD (Energy Performance of Buildings Directive) prescribes a certain inspection schedule for commercial building air conditioning systems.
If you are a building owner or manager, it is your duty to verify that your building’s systems are up to code with the Energy Performance Buildings Directive (EPBD). In such case, you will be subject to penalties for inefficient management.
We’ll cover all the rules and guidelines that apply to commercial AC systems in this comprehensive guide for companies.
Specifications for Commercial Air Conditioners
New regulations affecting commercial properties with air conditioning systems were adopted in 2018. All of the following are governed by the rules established by these statutes:
Any company using F-Gas (fluorinated greenhouse gases)-containing refrigeration goods must maintain certain records and perform certain maintenance tasks.
Any business building with a floor area more than 500 square metres is required by law to get an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC).
In accordance with the EPBD and the TM44 Regulation, property managers of buildings with air conditioning systems over 12kW in output must arrange for periodic inspections.
Requirements for the maintenance and inspection of commercial air conditioning systems
A certified air conditioning energy assessor should perform routine maintenance checks on any system with an effective rated output more than 12 kilowatts.
This evaluator will spotlight chances to replace older, less energy efficient systems or large systems with new, energy efficient systems, as well as ways in which current systems’ operations might be enhanced.
They’ll provide you a report including everything from
How effective the system is expected to be, and whether or whether there are ways to make it better
Details of any problems found and proposed solutions
Appropriateness of equipment upkeep, plus any ideas for enhancement
How well the controls and settings work, how they may be improved, and why.
How well the existing system meets the cooling demand, and how it may be improved if larger
Taking the system’s capabilities into account so that its performance may be optimised under normal use cases
Insightful conclusions and crucial suggestions
The size and kind of your AC system will determine how often it has to be examined. A yearly check-up is recommended for most F-gas systems. The typical lifespan of an EPC is 10 years.
At Coolstream, you may choose from a variety of split air conditioning units that are either wall-mounted or installed in a ceiling-mounted cassette. Benefits include reduced energy use, a centralised remote control system, and silent operation. Consult our AC specialists right now if you’re curious to find out more.