Engineering Inspection/Insurance

Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR)

insurance-adviceThe last phase of the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (EPBR) came into effect on 4 January 2011.

From this date, all ‘air conditioning systems’ with a cooling (or heating) capacity of greater than 12kW require a survey and report. This is a reduced threshold from the previous 250kW, and when completed the survey findings last for 5 years. It is also accompanied with a recommendation report which can indentify ways to operate the system more efficiently to save costs.

The capacity is the total system cooling capacity taking into account all units, and the lowering of size will include many small packaged units that may be purchased from retailers in the high street.

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