The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers

The CIBSE logoThe Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the professional body that exists to:

‘support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, by providing our members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides our work.’

CIBSE helps the career of building services engineers by accrediting study courses in further and higher education, and by approving work based training programmes. It also provides a roadmap to full professional Registration and Membership, including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer, and Engineering Technician. Once qualified, CIBSE offers a range of services, focussed on maintaining and enhancing professional excellence throughout careers.

The Institution also sets standards for building services engineering and publishes internationally recognised codes and guidance, which set the bar for best practice in the profession.

Speaking for the profession, the Institution is consulted by government on matters relating to construction, engineering, and sustainability. CIBSE is represented on major bodies and organisations which govern construction and engineering occupations in the UK, Europe and worldwide.

CIBSE is leading the way responding to climate change as buildings account for almost 50% of carbon emissions damage. They advocate innovative services design to bring dramatic improvements in energy efficiency.

The TM44 document ‘TM44: Inspection of air conditioning systems’ was published by CIBSE in conjunction with a working group in June 2007 specifically for use in England and Wales to provide guidance for the inspection of air conditioning systems in accordance with Article 9 of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). TM44 is valid in Scotland and Northern Ireland subject to the provisions set out in the addendum.

The document has recently been revised giving guidance for carrying out air conditioning inspections, particularly in the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Malta, and Gibraltar. The CIBSE TM44 document is intended to support inspections, which are carried out for compliance with the EPBD, but is equally useful to anyone who wishes to assess the energy efficiency of an air conditioning system.

The revised edition covers:

  • Inspection of packaged cooling systems
  • Inspection of centralised cooling systems
  • Assessing equipment sizing in relation to the cooling load
  • Assessment of ventilation performance
  • Advice on alternative ways of delivering cooling
  • Explanatory notes for building owners and managers

Our inspection engineers at Energy Efficiency Audits are compliant with CIBSE and are accredited inspectors for this new legislation. We are experienced and professional and as you can see with the backing of CIBSE, you can guarantee a professional informative report and high standard of inspection.

If you wish to know more about CIBSE a visit to their website www.cibse.org is worthwhile and you can also read about their mission to make all building systems energy efficient with some innovative solutions that have been applied to real world projects.

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