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Scott Davies made this Freedom of Information request to Sunderland City Council

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The request was successful.

Dear Sunderland City Council,

This request follows legal and mandatory legislation under the European Performance of Buildings Directive and specifically T.M44 AirConditioning Assesment certification. Your AirConditioning Assesment 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 AirConditioning Assesments 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 T.M44 AirConditioning Assesment?
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 T.M44 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.
Q. Do you have ISO 14001 Accreditation

Yours faithfully,

Scott Davies

Solicitor - Freedom of Information, Sunderland City Council

Re: Your request for information concerning:

 

Air-Conditioning Assessments.

 

The Council aims to provide available information promptly and in any
event within 20 working days, unless, exceptionally, there is a need to
consider whether the information is exempt from disclosure.

 

Please note that there may be a charge for providing copies of the
information. If the cost of complying with your request in full exceeds
£450, we will ask you to reconsider your request, or to pay a fee before
the information is supplied. If a charge or fee is payable we will let you
know.

 

I will contact you again soon in connection with your request.

 

Please quote the reference below if you contact the Council regarding this
request.

 

 

Customer Request Number:  14-10-11

 

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Dear Scott Davies

 

I refer to your recent request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.  I can confirm that the Council does hold this
information, as detailed below.

 

Q1. It is a legal requirement that you hold valid 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 T.M44 Air Conditioning Assessment?

Yes see attached spreadsheet

 

Q2. 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.

The Council does not provide the names of officers below JNC grade, as
such level of information for employees who are not within JNC pay scales
is exempt from disclosure under section 40(2) of the Freedom of
Information Act. We can provide details for the Head of Service whose area
of responsibility includes energy conservation:

Fara Serajian, Head of Design and Technical Services, email address:
[1][email address]

 

Q3. If your T.M44 Certificates are in place, what is their expiry date? 

Please see attached spreadsheet

 

Q4. What was the order value of the works placed with the Company which
undertook the work?

The information you have been requested is refused under Section
43 (Commercial Interest) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will
not be provided as it would enable the calculation of each organisation’s
 rate per building for the work that they carried out.

 

Q5. Provide a breakdown of the price per building if available.

Please see the response to Question 4 above.

 

Q6. How many Certificates were produced?

49

 

Q7. Was the Assessor independent as required under the Regulations?

Yes

 

Q8. Name the Assessor organisation.

DTZ and Small Feet Energy

 

Q9. Do you have ISO 14001 Accreditation

No

 

 

I hope this is satisfactory.  If, however, you are dissatisfied with our
response to your request for information, you can ask for the decision to
be reviewed in reply to this letter.  The review will be removed from the
Directorate and coordinated by the Council’s Information Governance
Officer.   A request for review should be directed, by email to
[2][Sunderland City Council request email], by post or by hand addressed to;
Information Governance Officer, Governance Services, Civic Centre, PO Box
100, Sunderland SR2 7DN.

 

You are of course entitled to apply to the Information Commissioner at any
time, although the Commissioner will not usually investigate until the
public authority’s internal review procedure has been concluded.

 

Kind regards

 

Steve Hanratty

Business Development Manager

Office Of The Chief Executive

Sunderland City Council

Tel: 0191 5617808

[3]www.sunderland.gov.uk

 

 

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