TM44 assessment, also known as an Air Conditioning Inspection or TM44 inspection, refers to a mandatory energy assessment for air conditioning systems in commercial buildings in the United Kingdom. They are carried out to assess the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems and identify opportunities for improving their performance and energy usage.
For over 15 years, our team have carried out these types of assessments understand and benchmark the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems. Our meticulous audits help businesses identify opportunities for improving their air conditioning system’s performance and energy usage.
Under the Energy Performance of Buildings (EPB) Regulations, they are a legal requirement to have in the UK. These regulations apply to air-conditioned buildings with a cooling capacity of 12 kW or more. TM44 assessments must be carried out by qualified and accredited energy assessors like us.
Their purpose is to ensure that air conditioning systems are functioning efficiently and not wasting energy. TM44’s identify potential energy-saving measures and helps building owners and managers take actions to improve the system’s energy performance.
How often TM44 assessments have to be carried out depends on the size of the air conditioning system and the building. For systems with a cooling capacity of over 12 kW, assessments are required at least every five years. However, for larger systems (over 250 kW), the assessments must be conducted more frequently, typically every three years.
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Implementing the recommended energy efficiency measures can lead to significant cost savings on energy bills, improving operational performance.
The assessment helps identify potential issues or inefficiencies in the air conditioning system's operation, controls, and settings. Addressing these issues can lead to improved system performance and reliability.
TM44 assessments are a legal requirement for certain air-conditioned buildings in the UK. Complying with these regulations helps building owners and managers avoid potential penalties or enforcement actions.
By optimising the energy efficiency of air conditioning systems, TM44 assessments contribute to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the overall environmental impact of buildings.
Well-maintained and energy-efficient air conditioning systems can create a more comfortable indoor environment for building occupants, leading to increased satisfaction and productivity.
Commercial buildings with better performing, well maintained, and newer HVAC systems are more attractive to potential buyers and tenants. Having a TM44 assessment report demonstrating the condition and performance of a system can enhance its market value and marketability.
The energy efficiency measures recommended in the TM44 assessment report often have long-term benefits, leading to continued cost savings on energy bills over the system's lifespan.
Regular TM44 assessments help identify and address potential risks related to air conditioning system operation, such as breakdowns, inefficiencies, or inadequate cooling capacity.Improved System Performance
Regular TM44 assessments help identify and address potential risks related to air conditioning system operation, such as breakdowns, inefficiencies, or inadequate cooling capacity.Legal Compliance
Regular TM44 assessments help identify and address potential risks related to air conditioning system operation, such as breakdowns, inefficiencies, or inadequate cooling capacity.Reduced Environmental Impact
We gather and assess the relevant documentation and specifications provided by the client, before conducting an on-site visit to assess the property and gather data on building layout, air conditioning systems, and maintenance records.
In this phase, the collected data is analysed based on the performance of the air conditioning system and identifying any inefficiencies.
During this phase, a TM44 Air Conditioning Assessment report is prepared in accordance with relevant regulations and standards, recommendations and energy saving opportunities on how to further improve the system.