Responsibilities for conducting air conditioning inspections
Posted by Mike Gordon on 22 July 2015 12:20 PM

An energy inspection of an air conditioning system must be carried out by an accredited air conditioning energy assessor who is a current member of an accreditation scheme. The energy assessor must make a copy of the inspection report available to the client, or to the person who controls the operation of the system, as soon as practicable after the inspection date but only after the report is entered on the central register. Only inspection reports which have been produced and lodged by accredited air conditioning energy assessors are valid reports.

In certain circumstances, data gatherers, working under the supervision of the energy assessor, enable the assessor to produce the reports for larger and sometimes more complex buildings and portfolios of buildings. Data gatherers must have a contractual relationship with an assessor, or the company employing the assessor, to provide professional assistance to gather the information needed to carry out an energy assessment of a building for the purpose of issuing an air conditioning inspection report. The assessor must be in the position to verify the data and supervise how and by whom it is collected. For the purposes of effective quality control and assurance, the energy assessor must not sanction any practice that is contrary to the quality of the air conditioning report. The Department has provided accreditation schemes with guidance on this issue.