After four long years since the referendum, the UK is finally about to leave the EU. During this period the government has undertaken a number of consultations to decide how best to move forward. Decisions on whether to keep, modify or completely scrap existing EU legislative directives such as TM44 legislation have been an important part of determining how the UK will look post-Brexit.
One such regulation is the European Performance of Buildings Directive, or EPBD for short. First introduced in 2008, it’s purpose was to improve the energy efficiency of buildings in EU states. As part of this directive, a number of initiatives were introduced, one of which was TM44 Air Conditioning Inspections. These 5 yearly assessments analyze how efficient a buildings air conditioning systems are and provide insight as to how they can be improved. In May 2020, the government undertook a consultation to determine whether or not changes to these inspections should be made.