Dear Winstanley College,

This request follows legal and mandatory legislation under the European Performance of Buildings Directive and specifically TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments certification. Your Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates should be readily available at all times and be lodged on the government Landmark database. Failure to have appropriate Certificates will be subject to fines of £300 per building, each week.

Q. It is a legal requirement that you hold valid TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments if any building has a total of more than 12kw of air conditioning present. Certificates are valid from 5 years of the issue date. Have you undertaken a TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments?
Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are surveyed and assessed, please provide the name, address, email address and telephone number of the responsible person.
Q. If your TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates are in place, what is their expiry date?
Q. What was the order value of the works placed with the Company which undertook the work?
Q. Provide a breakdown of the price per building if available.
Q. How many Certificates were produced?
Q. Was the Assessor independent as required under the Regulations?
Q. Name the Assessor organisation.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Evans

Conor.Edwards@Winstanley.ac.uk, Winstanley College

Dear Mr Evans

Thank you for your FOI enquiry.

We are not aware of the TM44 rules.  Nor it seems are many consultants or
suppliers of air conditioning systems nor anyone except for a few TM44
assessment companies!

It seems that they are only required for units over 12kW and only every
five years and to date we have not had any or any official reminder.

We will await a UK government official reminder before we act upon this,
rather than an FOI or consultant speculative enquiry.

However as air conditioning is part of  the overall energy efficiency of a
building (fabric/ heating systems/ power consumption) it would seem
extremely sensible to combine the TM44 inspection with the DEC regime and
save everyone having to make duplicate landmark database assessments for
the same buildings.  This would reduce bureaucracy and save costs at a
time of austerity. 

We will therefore continue not to undertake TM44 inspections until such
time as they are merged with the DEC annual certification that we already
undertake and until we have an official reminder from a genuine source.

 

Conor Edwards

Director of Finance & Resources

[1]http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petition...

 

 

 

From: Paul Evans <[2][FOI #247152 email]>
Date: 6 January 2015 17:07:19 GMT
To: FOI requests at Winstanley College
<[3][Winstanley College request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information

Dear Winstanley College,

This request follows legal and mandatory legislation under the European
Performance of Buildings Directive and specifically TM44 Air Conditioning
Assessments certification. Your Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates
should be readily available at all times and be lodged on the government
Landmark database. Failure to have appropriate Certificates will be
subject to fines of £300 per building, each week.

Q. It is a legal requirement that you hold valid TM44 Air Conditioning
Assessments if any building has a total of more than 12kw of air
conditioning present. Certificates are valid from 5 years of the issue
date. Have you undertaken a TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments?
Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are
surveyed and assessed, please provide the name, address, email address and
telephone number of the responsible person.
Q. If your TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates are in place,
what is their expiry date?  
Q. What was the order value of the works placed with the Company which
undertook the work?
Q. Provide a breakdown of the price per building if available.
Q. How many Certificates were produced?
Q. Was the Assessor independent as required under the Regulations?
Q. Name the Assessor organisation.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Evans

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From: Paul Evans <[4][FOI #247152 email]>
Date: 6 January 2015 17:07:19 GMT
To: FOI requests at Winstanley College
<[5][Winstanley College request email]>
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Information

Dear Winstanley College,

This request follows legal and mandatory legislation under the European
Performance of Buildings Directive and specifically TM44 Air Conditioning
Assessments certification. Your Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates
should be readily available at all times and be lodged on the government
Landmark database. Failure to have appropriate Certificates will be
subject to fines of £300 per building, each week.

Q. It is a legal requirement that you hold valid TM44 Air Conditioning
Assessments if any building has a total of more than 12kw of air
conditioning present. Certificates are valid from 5 years of the issue
date. Have you undertaken a TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments?
Q. Who is the responsible person for ensuring that your buildings are
surveyed and assessed, please provide the name, address, email address and
telephone number of the responsible person.
Q. If your TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates are in place,
what is their expiry date?  
Q. What was the order value of the works placed with the Company which
undertook the work?
Q. Provide a breakdown of the price per building if available.
Q. How many Certificates were produced?
Q. Was the Assessor independent as required under the Regulations?
Q. Name the Assessor organisation.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Evans

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CRL Edwards, Winstanley College

Further to my response in January, we have had our DEC certificates renewed for 2014 and are please to have reached a "B" grade overall for our college buildings. I note that the consultant advisory report also includes recommendations related to Air conditioning and so I repeat my January response that it is double bureaucracy to have both a DEC and an Air Conditioning return separately and I will not make any Air conditioning returns until I have an official reminder from a reputable government source eg Carbon Trust, rather than a FOI request from a consultant who is trying to drum up business in this area. Kind regards Conor Edwards - Director of Finance

Dear CRL Edwards,

I note your conjecture to the environmental legislation queried in this FOI. I will remind you that responses are published in the public domain and are obtainable via a google search. Given that you are not the stated principle for the authority, you should perhaps reserve judgement as this impacts on the Environmental creditability of your authority.

This research is investigatory in nature given that a TM44 lodgement is not present on the central government database. Research is informing data and enforcement analysis. Please note your individual response shall not be used in this research unless express consent is sort.

Yours sincerely,

Paul Evans

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