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News Items 2015 - 2016

Government adopt targets to slash greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 – proof that Brexit will not affect UK drive on Climate Change.

Jun 30
, 2016 By ACI Reports |  Category: EPBD

The Government will on 30th June 2016 adopt targets to slash Greenhouse Gas emissions by 2030 as it seeks to show its commitment to tackling climate change. TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections are a fundamental part of the management of the use of Greenhouse Gasses and their treatment on disposal,

Ministers will lay Regulations in Parliament for the "fifth carbon budget", which governs the reductions in greenhouse gases for the period 2028 to 2032, and will accept recommendations from advisers for a 57% cut by 2030.

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New Scottish Energy Regulations could hit finances for commercial property owners North of the border.

Feb 20
, 2016 By ACI Reports |  Category: EPBD

The Scottish Government has now published new rules aimed at improving the energy efficiency of commercial properties.

These draft regulations – the Assessment of Energy Performance of Non-Domestic Buildings (Scotland) – are scheduled to come into force on September 1, this year.

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ACI Reports Increase TM44 Capacity.

Jan 04
, 2016 By ACI Reports |  Category: ACI Reports

In the past 3 months of 2015 ACI Reports has seen its busiest period yet, with more Government/Retail and Commercial Clients placing Orders and TM44 renewals from 5 years ago, when ACI were undertaking their early TM44 Reports. In recent weeks we have has Assessors undertaking TM44 Surveys in such far flung places as Guernsey, Jersey, The Scilly Isles, the Isle of Man, the Highlands of Scotland (including not only Inverness and Aberdeen but also Islands of Scotland). We have even had enquiries for Portfolios of properties throughout mainland Europe, based on the UK TM44 Regulations.

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ESOS enforcement position and the Environment Agency ”climb down” on Penalties and dates if you act correctly.

Nov 20
, 2015 By ACI Reports |  Category: ESOS

The Environment Agency have stated on 20th October that;

“The ESOS Regulations 2014 set out the scheme’s requirements and include potential penalties for non-compliance.

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ESOS increases British Standard BS EN ISO 50001 applications, which contain a requirement to have TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reports on all relevant buildings.

Oct 29
, 2015 By ACI Reports |  Category: ESOS

Large companies in the UK are now required to lodge an ESOS Report by 5th December 2015, although the Environment Agency is taking a soft approach and will not be too hard on this until March 2016. All the large Companies caught by ESOS will be well aware of their responsibilities as they will have received numerous letters from the Environment Agency.

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ACI Reports re-commence TM44 training programmes.

Oct 28
, 2015 By JP |  Category: ACI Reports

This year, 2015, has seen unprecedented growth for ACI Reports and we are pleased to see that 2016 is going to beat all records. The Company has seen new enquiries arriving daily from all Sectors, many of those opportunities come from potential Clients who are moving towards us as industry leaders and because we are able to offer high volume, high quality TM44 Reporting at a sensible price. In order for large numbers of TM44 Reports to continue to be processed in due time the Head Office team has recently been increased, both from a general management perspective, but also with an extra Auditor being employed. ACI Reports have always maintained stringent quality control procedures in TM44 Reporting, and with up to 500 TM44 audits taking place each week, the team continue to be busy.

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Beware of the EPC requirements on commercial buildings, just around the corner.

Oct 25
, 2015 By JP |  Category: EPBD

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) are due to be introduced by Government legislation from 2018 (new leases including lease renewals), and from 2023 for all existing leases, and it will have a major effect on the markets.

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Independence in TM44 Reporting – don’t make it an issue for you !

Oct 25
, 2015 By JE |  Category: EPBD

ACI Reports have been warning building owners for years that the EPBD Regulations call for all TM44 Reports to be undertaken in an “independent manner” which is fairly obvious if you think about it.

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The TM44 order book for ACI Reports is now at its highest levels ever.

Aug 15
, 2015 By JE |  Category: ACI Reports

Having seen month on month growth throughout 2015. This increase in TM44 Inspections is in line with the long term strategy at ACI of providing customers with high quality TM44 Reporting, supplemented with EPC Certification. 2014 was the first year that TM44 Renewals started to come through our door. Loyal Clients have now been with us for 6 years and we are now providing those Clients with Renewal TM44 Assessments. Interestingly, many new Clients are approaching ACI Reports as their historic provider has gone out of business, leaving them exposed to Trading Standards fines and missing reports. The consequences of not having lodged TM44 Reports when it was not mandatory in 2010 and 2011 are that, for many customers, the reports cannot be found.

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TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections Highlands of Scotland.

Jun 15
, 2015 By JE |  Category: ACI Reports

ACI Reports are pleased to announce that they have won a major TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Report project in the Highlands of Scotland against competition in a Public Tender. The contract is over a three year period. This portfolio of buildings brings its own challenges are many are in remote locations and on Islands.

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ISO 14001 and TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections.

May 14
, 2015 By JE |  Category: TM44 Enforcement

ISO 14001 is an issue that is being raised almost daily in respect of TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reports, here at ACI Reports Ltd. We have been making clients aware for some time that not having a TM44 in place will cause the failure of an ISO 14001 audit as it is a legal requirement.

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Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MMES) for non-domestic buildings are just around the corner.

May 14
, 2015 By JE |  Category: EPBD

In 2018, less than 3 years from now, the MMES Legislation will come into force, like it or not. The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard has been set at an EPC Grade E and any large building portfolio operator who ignores this is heading for trouble, say ACI Reports. The final enactment of the MMES Legislation commenced in March 2015 and will introduce a restriction in England and Wales on letting properties that do not meet the minimum requirements. Landlords are going to be forced to improve their properties upon lease renewal or upon signing a new lease.

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NEW ENERGY INEFFICIENCY REGULATIONS FOR NON-DOMESTIC BUILDINGS PRESENTED TO PARLIAMENT – BUILDING OWNERS NEED TO ACT NOW.

Feb 12
, 2015 By JE |  Category: EPBD

The new regulations (including EPC ratings) that make it illegal for landlords to rent out the most energy inefficient buildings from April 2018 have now been presented to Parliament and Landlords better make sure that they have buildings with a minimum performance grade of an EPC E say ACI Reports.

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Northern Ireland Compliance EPBD Regulations on TM44 Air Conditioning Inspection Reports.

Jan 28
, 2015 By JE |  Category: TM44 Enforcement

ACI Reports are in dialogue with a number of Councils in Northern Ireland in response to the setting up of a "task force” in Northern Ireland, who’s remit appears to be to ensure that the Region has its building stock completely compliant with the EPBD Regulations on Air Conditioning Inspection Reports. Northern Ireland are the first Region in the UK to tackle non-compliance in large scale; this is being processed by the Building Control departments of each Local Council, who are sending letters out to non-compliant building operators. The number of letters being sent out has increased dramatically in recent weeks.

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