Showing posts from May, 2020

What training looks like in this new ‘normal’

With the ongoing COVID-19 situation our ‘normal’ lives might seem like they are on pause, and our opportunities for personal and professional development have disappeared, however, CIBSE, as a leading authority in building services engineering, is still prioritising its duty to support its members, and the wider building services community, during these uncertain times. This is why CIBSE Training is focussing its attention on new online learning opportunities. Virtual Learning . The CIBSE Training Team has been working hard to adapt your ‘classroom’ learning experience to the online medium, so you can still benefit from our knowledgeable trainers and valuable content. Virtual Learning gives you access to video-recorded sessions; supportive text, to enhance your learning experience; quizzes, to test your understanding of the course; and a CPD certificate upon completion.  The virtual learning portfolio has been expanding, including courses from various key areas in building services, su

HPA Blog for CIBSE from Futurebuild 2020

Heat Pumps: Essential to heating emission targets, NOW! You can always find reasons not to do something! However, sometimes not taking action is not an option and this is the case with climate change. Yet there is a solution which can significantly contribute to huge reductions on carbon (& NOx & SOx etc) emissions from one of the largest emitters of carbon: heating systems. This is a technology that is available right now and in fact been around for decades! With electricity grid carbon factors less than half what they were when the 2006 building regulations were drafted, and continuing to reduce, the ultra-low emission credentials of electrically driven heat pumps is undeniable, and therefore it is unsurprising that the Climate Change Committee places its emphasis on heat pumps to deliver the ‘lion’s share’ of carbon reduction in the heating sector. They are recommending 1 million heat pumps to be installed annually by the mid 2030s and 19 million in place by 2050. And yes, i