Enrolment opens this month for Australia’s first professional diploma in sustainable HVAC design and operation.

The ARBS Foundation provided a grant to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) to develop the diploma to help HVAC professionals keep their skills up-to-date.

The professional diploma has been in development for more than a year.

However, due to COVID-19 the program will be delivered online.

It has four modules including: principles of sustainable HVAC design; codes, standards and rating tools; design of sustainable HVAC systems; maximising sustainability in operation.

The new online education and training program explores all elements of energy efficiency of building HVAC, focusing on those design elements that affect the operational energy efficiency of HVAC as well as the importance of facilitating good commissioning, maintenance and ongoing management of HVAC through appropriate design choices.

Better outcomes for the industry and clients in terms of increased energy efficient operation of buildings; reduced HVAC energy usage; improved IEQ outcomes and improved sustainability aspects will be achieved when appropriately trained people undertake the work.




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