Energy Performance Certificates indicate the energy rating of a rental property, whether that’s commercial or residential. From 2018, commercial landlords must have a MEPS, or Minimum Energy Performance Standard, of at least band E. This means, if your commercial premises is not already band E or above, you will need to improve the energy efficiency of your air conditioning, heating and ventilation.
The MEPS is a move by the government, specifically through the Energy Act of 2011, to raise energy efficiency standards to improve health and wellbeing as well as our carbon footprints. By ensuring a more energy efficient standard in rental commercial property, the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change hopes to make steps towards a healthier and greener future. There are few exceptions to the new performance standards so it’s time to future proof your air conditioning.
Energy efficient air conditioning
To ensure your air conditioning is energy efficient, you will need a well-designed and cost-effective system that only uses the amount of energy you genuinely need. With modern air conditioning units, you can impose stricter temperature controls and use zoning to create the perfect commercial environment. Air conditioning inverters can adjust to room temperature quickly and efficiently, reducing the traditional start up time, and then maintain the set temperature. This precise temperature control, compared to older AC units, can reduce energy usage by 30%.
With the increased recognition of the importance of energy efficiency, HVAC performance standards are sure to increase and tighten too. By upgrading your commercial air conditioning systems now, you can ensure that they will both stand the test of time and energy restrictions. Plus, upgrading your systems can save you money in the long run as you’ll be using less energy meaning reduced energy bills.
If your air conditioning unit isn’t future proof, get in touch with Total Environmental Kooling. We can help with commercial air conditioning in Bristol and can assist you with upgrading to a more energy efficient system. You can call us on 0117 952 3355 or contact us online for tailored advice.