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Updated TM44 document for Inspection of Air Conditioning Systems launched

A new edition of CIBSE TM44 Inspection of Air Conditioning Systems has been prepared for the start of statutory lodgement of air conditioning inspection reports which begins on 6 April, 2012.

Giving guidance for carrying out air conditioning inspections, CIBSE TM44 is primarily intended to support inspections which are carried out for compliance with the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations, but will also be useful to anyone who wishes to assess the energy efficiency of an air conditioning system.

According to the document, the new edition benefits from experience gained over the past three years of air conditioning inspections in order to clarity to some of the questions about air conditioning system inspections that have arisen over that period.

It also considers the reporting requirements introduced by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for the production of reports which are to form the basis for statutory lodgement of air conditioning inspection reports which will be required as of 6 April 2012.

The revised edition covers:

- Inspection of packaged cooling systems
- Inspection of centralised cooling systems
- Assessing equipment sizing in relation to the cooling load
- Assessment of ventilation performance
- Advice on alternative ways of delivering cooling
- Explanatory notes for building owners and managers

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