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The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) was introduced in the UK back in January 2006.
As a reminder for you if you are involved with commercial property projects, there are two sections of this directive which affect commercial property:
1. Energy Performance Certificates
2. EPBD Air-conditioning Inspections
The important dates to note from this directive are that from October 2008, Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been mandatory upon construction, sale, or rental of any non-domestic building, whether new or existing.
From 4th Jan 2011, EPBD Air-conditioning Inspections have been required for all buildings where the total air-conditioning capacity is over 12kW.
A new user of a system must have in their possession a copy of a current Air-conditioning report within 3 months of taking over a system.