With new legislation and regulatory requirements effecting businesses annually, our customers are having to find new methods of which to reduce energy consumption or face possible fines.
With HVAC systems consuming up to 60% of total energy usage in commercial environments, it is vital that organisations maintain and install the most suitable HVAC systems should they wish to tackle pending lgislation.
ID Scotia are working with their clients to plan meet energy legislation through their HVAC operations. Such legislation includes:
2008: Climate Change Act
The UK created a legally binding target to:
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 34% below 1990 levels by 2020
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80% below 1990 levels by 2050
2010: Carbon Reduction Commitment
This is now called the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme and is for larger businesses and organisations to reduce energy consumption. Businesses using over 6000Mwh of electricity per year (equivalent to circa £500,000) can apply to enter the scheme and a league table of their energy efficiency is published.
In January 2003, legislation came into force in the form of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The EPB regulations require an air-conditioning inspection if the effective rated output of systems within a building is more than 12kW, with the first inspection required by January 2013.