A TM44 Assessment is an assessment completed on an air conditioning system. Building owners and managers in England and Wales who are responsible for controlling air conditioning systems; with an effective rated output of more than 12kW, are required to ensure compliance with the regulations as set out by the government.
In addition, organisations seeking certification for ISO 14001 & ISO 18001 are also required to show compliance with government regulations for air conditioning units.
Regulations stipulate that inspections must be carried out regularly by an independent accredited energy assessor and must be no less than five years apart.
Failure to commission, keep or provide an air conditioning inspection report which has been lodged on to the Central Register could result in fines from £300 per offence (per a building / a unit). These fines could be repeated at the discretion of Trading Standards enforcement officer on a daily, monthly, quarterly or annual basis.
A further penalty can be issued for failure to provide a copy of the air conditioning inspection report when requested, to an officer of an enforcement authority within seven days. This is fixed at £200 (per a building / a unit).
If your organisation has an air conditioning system which requires a TM44 Assessment NEP Energy Services can provide you with a quote for this service. To obtain a quote please provide the following information:
- Asset register of all air conditioning units – make/model/size etc
- Site plan with the location of each unit
- Scale site plan of all buildings
- Record of maintenance documents for all air conditioning units
- Method of control – if available
Below is an outline of what the TM44 inspection will include:
- A visual assessment of the air conditioning system
- An examination of the air conditioning equipment and controls
- A review of sizing
Once the inspection is complete the assessor will issue a certificate and report, which will include the following:
- The current efficiency of the equipment
- Suggestions for improving the equipment’s efficiency
- Any faults and suggested actions
- How to reduce air conditioning use
- Identify opportunities to replace older, less energy efficient or oversized systems with new energy efficient systems
For more information, an informal chat or to book a survey please contact either Darren Barker (NEPes Contracts Manager) or Lucy Hull (Project Administrator).
Tel: 0115 985 9057