Air Conditioning Installations and Regulations

At Server Room Environments our cooling specialists can guide and recommend solutions based on a number of air conditioning related topics including standards and guidelines from industry bodies (e.g. BSRIA and CIBSE) and UK legislation.

Our HVAC engineering team will assess your site during a preventative maintenance visit (PMV) to ensure the installation complies with current legislation and will advise on any requirements necessary to bring the installation up to date.

If you do not have a current air conditioning maintenance contract with Server Room Environments we can assess your air conditioner installation as part of a health check survey. For more information or to request a free site survey or health check please call us on 0800 030 6838.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

The Energy Performance of Buildings is an EU directive that was adopted in 2002. The directive is intended to improve the energy efficiency of buildings, reduce carbon emissions and reduce the impact of climate change. All new buildings must be nearly zero energy buildings by 31 December 2020 with public buildings achieving the directive by 31 December 2018.

One of the directive’s articles states that all air conditioning systems over 12kW should be inspected regularly and at least every five years and the inspections should highlight ways to reduce carbon emissions which may also help to reduce running costs.

Server Room Environments can help organisations to meet the directive with existing system upgrades and new installations. We provide health check site surveys as well as preventative maintenance visits as part of our annual maintenance contracts for air conditioning systems. For more information download the Energy Performance Buildings Directive brochure.

F-Gas regulations

F-Gas is short for ‘fluorinated gasses’ which are used within air conditioners as refrigerants. The aim of the regulations is to ensure their containment through professional handling of air conditioning systems and record keeping. The gases covered in the F-Gas regulations include: R134a, R407C and R410A. For more information download the F-Gas Regulations brochure.

R-22 Refrigerant Replacement

R-22 is a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) and was commonly used in air conditioning, process chillers and industrial refrigeration plants. R-22 has been phased by legislation as it was classed as a potent greenhouse gas and one that was a danger to the ozone layer. Server Room Environments can guide those companies looking to replace their existing systems with the most environmentally friendly air conditioning sets available. For more information download the R-22 Replacement brochure.

Legionnaires Disease

Air-to-air air conditioning equipment does not generate the conditions required for legionella to develop and breed. Legionnaires disease is associated with air-to-water heating systems and in particular with hot water storage tanks and their controls which need to be set for a sanitising period each day. For more information download the Legionnaires Disease brochure.

For any further information please contact Server Room Environments.