The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is launching a special interest group for the HVAC industry.

Launched at Build2Perform Live in London on 21 and 22 November, the group will act as a forum to exchange best practice knowledge in the efficient design and operation of HVAC systems.

The group aims to broaden knowledge and awareness of the strategic and practical issues, the latest developments and new technologies related to HVAC systems. The group will also identify knowledge gaps in the design and operation of HVAC systems to promote research in these areas, in addition to contributing to the development of new publications and the maintenance of existing guidance.

Professor Tony Day, Executive Director at the International Energy Research Centre, Tyndall National Institute, Cork, who will chair the group, said: “I am delighted to see the launch of this long awaited special interest group on HVAC systems. We can often overlook the importance of these core services, and how better specification, design and operation can deliver huge benefits for building performance.

“Continued advances in information technology, sensor systems, and innovations in thermal engineering have the potential to transform these systems. This group will help our industry develop better systems thinking and cross disciplinary working and ensure best practice and innovation is shared across the sector.”