On the 23rd July 2021, Scottish Government released a consultation on proposed changes to energy standards within Scottish building regulations. The consultation also included related topics such as ventilation, overheating and electric vehicle charging infrastructure. Read more…
iATS is an authorised Competent Persons Scheme created for companies (including sole traders and partnerships) that carry out Air Tightness Testing. The Scheme is owned by Elmhurst Energy, the largest accreditation body for energy efficiency professionals in the UK, who support and promote the scheme to its wide membership base.
Air Tightness Testing, also known as Air Permeability Testing, Air Leakage or Air Pressure Testing plays an important part in establishing the energy performance of a building. Air testers use blower door testing equipment to establish the air leakage occurring through gaps and cracks in the building fabric. Too many of these leaks can effectively result in unwanted heat loss, which is reflected in the results of the air pressure test.
iATS, as a recognised competent persons scheme are dedicated to ensuring that Air Testers provide quality and accurate air tightness testing reports for developers and building control bodies. Our leading air tightness testing scheme provides reassurance to clients that the work is carried out to a high degree of quality and integrity. You can search for one of our qualified Air Testers below:
Level 1 Testers – Authorised to test dwellings and non-dwellings up to 4000m3 for building regulation compliance purposes
Level 2 Testers – Authorised to test at Level 1, and large buildings over 4000m3 for building regulation compliance purposes
Background Ventilation Testers – Registered to test for the assessment of background ventilation of existing buildings
We operate our scheme based on the Aims and principles shown below
We provide reassurance to clients that the work carried out by iATS members are to a high standard of quality and integrity.
We are dedicated to providing the highest level of technical support to our members, and always respond to tester concerns.
Trusted, Impartial and Transparent
As an independent scheme we endeavour to be trusted, transparent and professional in the eyes of all stakeholders.