INDUSTRY bodies BRE Global, the Heating and Ventilating Contractors' Association and the British Institute of Facilities Management have all signed up to the non-compliance costs campaign.
Rates of compliance with air conditioning inspections are at less than 5% says CIBSE (Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers), which launched the campaign calling on all to sign its compliance charter.
The campaign warns that non-compliance with the Energy Performance in Buildings and F-Gas Regulations is costing both business and the environment.
The compliance charter sets out three steps the government must take to tackle the issue of non-compliance. These are:
1 - The UK government must acknowledge that air conditioning inspection compliance is not working and must move the responsibility for enforcement away from Trading Standards to a body which is more interested and able to act.
2 - The government must set targets for air conditioning and F-Gas compliance that the enforcing body agree are achievable and sign up to.
3 - The government must increase communication with UK companies informing them of their obligations to comply with air conditioning inspection and F-Gas legislation.
More than 300 people have already signed up to pledge their support for the campaign.
'We are delighted that the non-compliance costs message is spreading and we welcome the support of these partner organisations. With a new government in office, it is more important than ever for them to acknowledge that air conditioning inspection compliance is not working and to take steps to remedy this situation,' said CIBSE president Rob Manning.
To sign up to the charter click here