The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2020

Jurisdiction: England, Wales

Commencement:28th December 2020

Amends: The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 (SI 2012/3118) as amended

Mini Summary

The Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012 lay down the requirements for Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) when buildings are constructed, sold or rented out; for Display Energy Certificates (DECs) to be displayed in large public buildings; and for the regular inspection of certain air-conditioning systems.



Changes have been made to the requirements for an inspection of the energy efficiency of air-conditioning systems in buildings. The inspection report (TM44 report) must now consider the capabilities of each air-conditioning system to optimise its performance under typical operating conditions. This is a requirement on the person producing the TM44 report and not necessarily on those who own the air-conditioning systems (unless they are the ones carrying out the report).


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