London’s Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), recently launched a new branch that handled HVAC concerns, primarily to ensure that the heating, ventilation and cooling systems field, such as central air conditioning system installation and maintenance,is not left behind as building services innovate for greater efficiency.
The new body launched mid-November of 2017, with a brand new forum designed to be a sharing point for the best practices and methodologies in designing, installing and maintaining heating and cooling systems, like a central air conditioning system, or even the smaller scale systems like those found in rooms. Improved efficiency was pointed out as one of core goals of the new body, the HVAC Systems Group. The body was formally launched at the Build2Perform Live event that takes place in the city of London every November 21 to 22.
CIBSE stated that the intention behind the group’s formation was to highlight the issue with efficiency regarding heating and cooling systems, which is usually one of the largest energy consumers in any building.
According to CIBSE, as Britain’s national policy moves to address the issue of carbon heat, the new group will provide a means for sharing new innovations and methods in effectively designing and operating low carbon HVAC systems.
Part of the focus of the newly formed group are from concerns brought up by CIBSE, saying that HVAC systems are oft overlooked whilst other building service functions continue to be developed and innovate. The new group will aim to focus on improving knowledge on key issues as well as technological advancements on HVAC systems. Additionally, it will provide additional knowledge regarding HVAC designs and provide CIBSE guidelines.
The group’s chairman will be the International Energy Research Centre’s Professor Tony Day. According to him, the special interest group was designed to ensure that important HVAC developments would not be overlooked whenever the topic of improved building performance would be discussed.
Prof. Day says that advancements in IT, sensor systems and thermal engineering have the potential to greatly change HVAC systems for the better, he believes that the new group will be able to help the industry develop better, with the help of other disciplines, to ensure the best practices and innovations are implement in the HVAC sector.