FHP ESS provide an external view of how energy is being used and where savings may be achieved in the future. From the simplest “walk-through” observational survey FHP ESS can agree with each client the level of survey which will provide management information and feasible engineering solutions to achieve measurable reductions in energy use. Where a client has particularly energy intensive systems or processes FHP ESS can focus on these in greater detail.
Air Conditioning System Inspections
Air conditioning systems can account for 50% of the energy used in a building, and are therefore specifically targeted in the new legislation. FHPess are here to help you comply with EPBD Article 9 and the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations. The Article 9 Air Conditioning Inspection is gaining recognition as an excellent tool to help you identify energy-saving opportunities. It often pays for itself in just a few weeks when no and low-cost measures identified during the inspection are implemented. The aims of the inspection are to:
► Provide building owners/operators with information about system performance, and
► Identify opportunities to reduce your CO2 emissions and save energy and money
The output of the inspection will be a report highlighting measures which, if adopted, will have the potential to save energy and money within a reasonable payback period. Inspection reports will remain valid for five years, after which the system will require another inspection.
Which systems require inspection?
All air conditioning systems over 12k/w are now required to have a certificate of inspection, trading standards have the power to fine any individual or company that does not posses a valid certificate. As a rough guide to the size of an air conditioning system within a building, a 12 k/w system would be enough to condition 100 m2 of floor area.
To discover how FHPESS Ltd can help you comply with the Regulations and start saving you money by providing your air conditioning inspection reports, please ring us on 0121 237 5321 and ask for Malcolm Pittwood.