UK: Budding building services designers from CIBSE’s Young Engineers Network (YEN) are now clued up on mechanical and natural cooling systems, following presentations from Toshiba air conditioning.

Members of the London section of CIBSE’s YEN attended a CPD presentation by senior Toshiba technical staff at consultant Cundall’s state-of-the-art offices next to St Paul’s Cathedral.

The presentation, by Toshiba’s Val Belz and Jason Batt, included an overview of natural cooling and ventilation systems, air- and water-based technology, direct expansion systems, the refrigeration cycle, types of compressors, and an insight into the efficiency and performance benefits of twin rotary compressors.

David Mather, senior mechanical engineer with Peter Brett Associates LLP, Reading, and vice chairman of the National CIBSE YEN committee, said: “CIBSE YEN’s regional volunteer committees regularly organise CPD evening events for members. The support of these events from manufacturers, educational institutions and employers is greatly appreciated.”

Cundall’s smart new state-of-the-art offices provided the venue for the CPD presentations

First to WELL standard

Cundall’s new London office at One Carter Lane is the first building in Europe to achieve WELL Certification through the WELL Building Standard.

The building earned the distinction based on seven categories of building performance – air, water, light, nourishment, fitness, comfort and mind. High density areas have variable volume air distribution controlled by CO2 sensors to ensure that air quality is maintained.

The Toshiba presentation is part of a programme of CIBSE-approved CPD modules the company offers to consultants, engineers and end users. Presentations cover the fundamentals of air conditioning, legislation update, project design for air-cooled VRF systems, heat pump technology, controls, and the application of SEER and COP to VRF systems.