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Air Conditioning & Cooling Systems

6.0 CPD Hours

Standard Rate
£390.00  +VAT
Member Rate
£310.00  +VAT
  • Mechanical Services

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This course introduces the fundamental principles of refrigeration systems and considers the optimisation of these systems for the purpose of energy efficiency.

Frequently encountered problems and their associated solutions are examined and explained with illustrated examples.

Learning Outcomes:

You will gain an understanding of the different approaches to operating cooling and heat rejection systems in order to achieve maximum energy efficiency.

Understand how to identify operating efficiency opportunities within cooling systems

Understand methodologies and application of chiller data collection and performance analysis

Demonstrate awareness of the environmental impacts surrounding the maintenance operation and design of cooling & heat rejection plant

Understand the principles and application of the Vapour Compression Cycle and pressure/enthalpy diagrams

Develop the ability to undertake heat gain and cooling load calculations

Develop awareness of positioning and access issues relating to cooling systems

Become familiar with the components of cooling system controls, efficient operation and associated challenges

Become familiar with the various types of cooling systems and their selection criteria

Agenda for event
Time Description

Cooling loads and heat gains assessment

Cooling & heat rejection systems classification, operation and control

Environmental impacts associated with the operation of refrigeration systems and Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS)

Cooling system components

Retrofit technologies

Commonly encountered problems and how they can be avoided or resolved

Cooling system optimisation

Chiller data collection and analysis


All-air cooling systems

All-water cooling systems

Combined Air/Water systems

Packaged DX cooling systems

Evaporative cooling systems

Heat rejection plant

Develop the ability to identify opportunities for older systems to be retrofitted with new technologies in order to optimise energy efficiency.

Remote - How to join:

This course will be hosted live online on Microsoft Teams. A Microsoft Teams account is not required, you will be sent a link to join.

You can choose to join on your preferred web browser, or if you already have the Microsoft Teams desktop app, click 'join meeting'.  You will then automatically join the course through the app.


The course location will be underneath the respective date, please make your way to the location.

Parking is not available.

Course Materials:

The course presentation and any additional materials will be sent to delegates once attendance is confirmed on the day of the course.

We are working towards being more sustainable, therefore we do not recommend materials to be printed.

What is included?

-Full day training with an industry expert trainer

-CPD certificate

-PDF course materials

- Lunch and refreshments**

**For face-to-face courses

Two simple ways to book:

Card - Use the 'Book Now' button at the top of this web page.

Invoice - Please fill in the booking form herePlease note you are only booked onto the course once Training has processed the form.

* If you are having any difficulties please either email us at [email protected]


Darren jones

ECMK Group | Managing Director

Darren Jones: B.Sc. (Hons) C.Eng. FCIBSE is Low Carbon Europe’s Managing Director. Holding a B.Sc. in Energy and Environmental Engineering and as a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant and Fellow, he tutors for CIBSE running Building Services and Energy Management courses. He was the first Accredited Air Conditioning Inspector in the UK and is also a Low Carbon Energy Assessor and Low Carbon Consultant. Darren also provides training at Eastwood Park (NHS National Training Centre for Estates Management) in the key areas of Energy and Sustainability and Premises Assurance Model (PAM). 

Darren has over 30 years’ hospital infrastructure optimisation experience. With extensive experience in Energy Audits for Hospitals and International clients, Darren has been instrumental in improving energy efficiency and reducing carbon footprint for many government and commercial organisations, particularly by extending the air conditioning inspections into a fully intrusive survey to identify real benefits. 


Darren has expertise in managing a range of projects such as retained energy management, statutory air conditioning inspections, refrigeration system audits, EPC’s, DEC’s, F-Gas inspections, CHP feasibility studies, investment grade energy efficiency audits, project management support and many other energy and environmental related services. 

Darren is currently undertaking PhD research on the topic of Strategic Energy Management within Hospitals. To date Darren is the first author of a number of academic papers specifically looking at design margins within Hospital building service systems. These papers have been presented at international design conferences; Design 2016, ICED 2017 and Design 2018. 

CIBSE Training reserve the right to make changes to the speakers or programme. The right is also reserved in absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel any seminar when fees paid will be refunded. Acknowledged bookings are firm. Cancellation up to 4 weeks before the course is subject to a charge of 25% of fees due, later cancellation is not accepted but delegate substitution is allowed at any time. We reserve the right to request payment in advance for companies which have not had previous financial transactions with CIBSE Services Ltd. 

All delegate alterations/cancellations must be received in writing to: [email protected]  

Please note we do not accept card payments via American express

Please contact the training team before making any travel or accommodation arrangements - particularly if you are travelling from outside the UK mainland, as CIBSE will not be liable for any cost incurred.