TM44 Visual Air Conditioning Inspection

Paul Evans made this Freedom of Information request to Leeds Conservatoire

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Dear Leeds College of Music,

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

Freedom of Information (LCoM), Leeds Conservatoire

Dear Paul,

Thank you for your request for information about Leeds College of Music under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. The answers to your questions follow:

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?

Yes. The certificate expired on 30 April 2016. Bureau Veritas have been appointed to carry out a TM44 Air Conditioning Assessment in August 2016.

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.

Simon Hartley, Head of Estates and Facilities, Leeds College of Music, 3 Quarry Hill, Leeds. LS2 7PD [email address] 0113 222 3400.

Q. If your TM44 Air Conditioning Assessments Certificates are in place, what is their expiry date?

It expired on 30 April 2016.

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

We consider this to be commercially sensitive information that may prejudice future procurement/tendering activities, it is therefore withheld under Section 43.2 of the Act.

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

We consider this to be commercially sensitive information that may prejudice future procurement/tendering activities, it is therefore withheld under Section 43.2 of the Act.

Q. How many Certificates were produced?

One .

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

Yes.

Q. Name the Assessor organisation.

Bi Can Energy.

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Leeds College of Music

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