In order to meet the requirements of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), the Government has recently introduced a new piece of legislation regarding air-conditioning systems. Due to the fact that these systems are notoriously high users of power, this legislation demands that from January 2011, all units over 12kw must be inspected by professional air-conditioning energy assessors (ACEA). These ACEAs will check that the units are operating safely and will provide the owners and users of the systems with advice on how to use the systems more efficiently, in an attempt to reduce the level of CO2 emitted.
For more information on air-conditioning reports, including who is responsible and who needs one, please download a copy of the CLG guidelines here.
For more information about the TM44 guidelines relating to air-conditioning inspections, and to be directed to a full publication for this subject please click here.
As with all other types of energy assessors, all ACEAs must be accredited with a government-approved accreditation scheme. The Quidos Air-Conditioning Energy Assessor Accreditation Scheme was one of the first of these schemes to be appointed in the UK, and is at the forefront of all new guidelines and legislation regarding this area of the energy industry.
Why Choose Quidos?
- Quidos Assessor identification card
- No annual membership fee
- Direct access to a range of industry experts
- Free software licence and exclusive use of the AIRS software package
- On-going technical support through a dedicated support hotline
- Monthly bulletins containing updates on ACEA industry and Quidos news
Specialised AIRS software – only with Quidos…
One of the biggest benefits of accrediting as an ACEA with Quidos is the opportunity to use our unique and exclusive AIRS software package to lodge reports. Specially designed by our expert developers, this is currently the only online software that is capable of lodging assessments directly onto the Landmark register. Furthermore, it is one of the only air conditioning report lodgement software in the country that has been given full government approval. Documents demonstrating this approval can be found here and here.
The AIRS package is only available to Quidos accredited members, and best of all, the license to use this package is currently absolutely FREE.
To view the fees and prices relating to air-conditioning accreditation, please click here to be re-directed to our prices page.