Energy Compliance

Property managers face a growing level of energy legislation.  Our energy compliance services are designed to remove this burden from the property manager and deliver competitive advantage in the process. The cost of compliance can be significant but it can also result in efficiency savings and improved environmental ratings, so increasing the attractiveness of buildings to tenants.

 

EUM’s comprehensive bureau and technical compliance services cover all the following legislation.

 

Air Conditioning Inspections:  The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 require inspection of all air conditioning systems with rated outputs over 12 kW at intervals not greater than five years.  Those systems over 12 kW must have been inspected by 4th January 2011 and the work must be carried out by an accredited inspector.

 

Building Log Books:  Required under Part L of the Building Regulations.  The Building Log Book provides the building manager with easily understood information about how the building is meant to work.  It also allows ongoing building performance and major alterations to be recorded.  The log book should be reviewed annually as part of an organisation’s quality assurance system and an entry should be made for each review.

 

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme:  The CRC is a mandatory scheme aimed at improving energy efficiency and cutting emissions in large public and private sector organisations.  EUM provides full compliance with the scheme and the expertise to improve CRC league table position.

 

Display Energy Certificates (DECs):  A Display Energy Certificate shows the energy performance of a public building based on actual energy consumption as recorded annually over periods up to the last three years.  DECs need to be updated each year.  Property managers affected by this law will need to have annual energy meter readings.

 

Electrical Installation Condition Report (EICR):  The EICR ensures that organisations conform to UK legislation, IEE Wiring Regulations, BS 7671.  Every electrical installation deteriorates both with use and over time, so it is important that every installation is periodically inspected and tested by a competent person to ensure that the safety of persons using the installation is not put at risk.  The results of the test and inspection are clearly detailed in a report together with a list of “observations” which are items noted during the test that identify any damage, defects, deterioration or dangerous conditions within the installation.

 

Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs):  An EPC is required for any commercial building which is sold, rented out or constructed, and sometimes after refurbishment work.  EPCs give information on a building’s energy efficiency on a sliding scale from ‘A’ (most efficient) to ‘G’ (least efficient).  A recommendations report setting out how the rating could be improved accompanies every EPC.

 

For further information on EUM’s Energy Compliance services, please call 020 7060 1900 or email service@eum.co.uk and we will arrange for one of our consultants to contact you to discuss your requirements.