Air Conditioning Inspections for Bath Spa University

Syntegra Consulting has successfully undertaken the Air Conditioning Inspection of Bath University campus buildings.  Syntegra undertook the ACI inspection for a number of buildings around the campus that were provided with Air Conditioning. The inspected buildings include the Library, Student Union and Auditorium & Exhibition centre.

The undertaking of an ACI (Air Conditioning Inspection) is a legal requirement according to article 9 of the Energy Performance Building Directive in England and Wales (EPBD). Air Conditioning Inspections are mandatory for all buildings with installed systems with rated cooling output greater than 12kW. The air conditioning inspection consisted of site inspections and the production of the Air Conditioning Inspection reports, which presents the site inspections findings and the recommendations for improving the system’s energy efficiency in order to save energy and reduce carbon emissions.

The Bath Spa University buildings inspected lie under the packaged cooling and centralized cooling systems assessment since they are air conditioned by a number of VRV systems, single DX split systems and centralized Air Handling Unit (AHU) systems.

Syntegra consulting has managed to identify areas of improving the energy efficiency further of the building’s air conditioning system. Recommendations were made in upgrading AC equipment and control methodology. In addition, Syntegra investigated in improving the AC system’s efficiency and buildings overall energy performance further, by recommending the use of LED lighting. LED lighting is the most energy efficient lighting technology compared to conventional technologies. Furthermore, LED lighting generates minimum heat, which helps reducing a building’s cooling load from lighting. Therefore, LEDs not only reduce the lighting electricity cost, but also the AC (air conditioning) cost of electricity due to reduced heat gains (cooling load). In addition, Syntegra managed to present solutions involving energy/heat recovery systems.

For more information on Air Conditioning Inspections and FREE LED Lighting Feasibility Studies, please contact Syntegra Consulting on T: 08450 091625 and Email: mail@syntegra-epc.co.uk