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Policy Collaborations

CIBSE has been working with other organisations to share knowledge and expertise, and to provide support to the ongoing development of building performance knowledge, research and policy.

CIBSE is a member of the following organisations:

  • Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry Board (ACRIB) – A UK umbrella body for industry associations and institutions, and a central forum for all sectors and interests concerned with the air conditioning, refrigeration and the heat pump industry. Main areas of activity include: environment and energy, education and training and technical safety and standards.
  • All-Party Parliamentary Group for Renewable and Sustainable Energy (PRASEG) – A cross-party group for UK politicians and industry stakeholders to promote sustainable energy issues in Parliament and the wider political community. PRASEG hold regular events to discuss the strategic national and international policy developments that shape the deployment of sustainable energy including renewables, energy efficiency and combined heat and power.
  • Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) – A member-based association supporting industry in designing and operating buildings that perform well economically, socially, and environmentally by providing independent testing of products and buildings, market intelligence, information, research, and consultancy services.
  • Construction Industry Council (CIC) – A representative forum for the professional bodies, research organisations and specialist business associations in the UK construction industry.  CIC now occupies a key role within the UK construction industry providing a single voice for professionals in all sectors of the built environment through its collective membership of 500,000 individual professionals and more than 25,000 firms of construction consultants. The breadth and depth of its membership means that CIC is the only single body able to speak with authority on the diverse issues connected with construction
  • Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) – The umbrella organisation for the professional bodies that represent HVAC designers, building services engineers, technicians and experts across 27 European Countries. REHVA provides its members a platform for international professional networking, and knowledge exchange for improving health, comfort, safety and energy efficiency in all buildings and communities. REHVA contributes to technical and professional development, follows EU policy developments and represents the interest of its members at EU level and globally. REHVA Journal, published bi-monthly, contains many useful articles on European policy and standards relating to energy in buildings and energy efficiency of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.
  • National Engineering Policy Centre – An ambitious partnership, led by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), connecting policy makers with critical engineering expertise to inform and respond to policy issues of national importance. The aim is to give policymakers a route to advice from across the whole profession, and the profession a unified voice on shared challenges. A recent output of this collaboration work is the manifesto on Engineering priorities for our future economy and society, highlighting critical policy recommendations to enhance the UK’s status as a world-leading innovation and engineering hub.
  • Policy Connect – A cross-party organisation bringing together government, academia, business and civil society to inform, influence and improve UK public policy through debate, research and innovative thinking. Policy Connect lead and manage an extensive network of parliamentary groups, research commissions, forums and campaigns, focusing on key policy areas including: health, education and skills; industry, technology and innovation, and sustainability.
  • The Edge – A multidisciplinary built environment think tank with members drawn from across the built environment professions and beyond, holding high-level policy debates about how the built environment could be better.