CIBSE TM44 Assessment

The rules and regulations

The CIBSE TM44 assessment is an energy efficiency assessment of a building’s air conditioning system with a rated output of 12kW or more. This includes systems consisting of individual units with less than 12kW but combined have an effective rated output of more than 12kW. There cannot be more than five years between each inspection, which must be carried out by an accredited energy assessor.

The inspection is a legal requirement and is designed to improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption, operating costs and the carbon emissions of air conditioning systems. The operator – the person who controls the technical functionality of the system, usually the owner, office manager or facilities manager – is responsible for ensuring the business obtains an up-to-date TM44 inspection.

The inspection will examine the following:

Following the inspection a report will be created by your assessor, which will provide:

The energy assessor will suggest any improvements that could be made to your existing system to ensure it performs efficiently. For older systems that run on R22 refrigerants – a gas which is now banned by the EU for its harmful global warming effects – the assessor should suggest replacing the system with a modern more efficient system.

Businesses that fail to provide an up-to-date TM44 inspection report when requested by their local authority can face a penalty charge of £300 and further charges of £200 for failure to file a report within seven days. A TM44 inspection report is now required when selling or letting a property, along with other energy efficiency assessments for your building.

Synecore’s Planned Preventative Maintenance Scheme

Synecore’s Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) scheme offers businesses of all sizes peace of mind when it comes to the running and condition of their air conditioning and refrigeration systems. We tailor each package to meet the needs of the business and the size of the system in place, as well as ensuring you remain up-to-date with your building’s TM44 assessment and compliant with F-Gas regulations. For more information call 0845 241 4953, or email us.

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