HVAC & Energy Technical Platform

The Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Energy Technical Platform (HVAC & Energy TP) is the IHEEM focus area for matters relating to this subject.

The HVAC & Energy TP will provide information and guidance for members and advise on matters of special interest as they arise. They will promote and support technical papers, which can be printed in the HEJ. They will also be asked to provide comment on HTMs, and HBNs, and other guidance from the Department of Health and the Devolved Authorities.

Got a question for the HVAC & Energy TP? Send them an email now.

 

Meet the HVAC & E Technical Platform

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The HVAC & Energy Technical Platform Chair is Adrian Lee BEng (Hons) IEng MCIBSE, MIHEEM, MIET - Head of Estates, Medway NHS Foundation Trust

If you feel that you would like to be involved with the HVAC & Energy TP please contact clair.wilkins@iheem.org.uk at IHEEM

 

The following documents are available for download by clicking on the relevant links below:

Aims of the HVAC & Energy Technical Platform

  • Strive for excellent healthcare heating ventilation air conditioning and energy facilities within the NHS while recognising that the patient and
  • service users are the focal point for all we do
  • Represent healthcare heating ventilation air conditioning and energy Facilities & Management within the NHS
  • Influence and implement the formulation of DH policy, with respect to healthcare heating ventilation air conditioning and energy
  • Promote the professional management of healthcare heating ventilation air conditioning and energy
  • Promote innovation in healthcare heating ventilation air conditioning and reduction in energy usage
  • Provide a forum for the exchange of relevant information, in healthcare heating ventilation air conditioning and energy
  • Share and develop matters of common interest with other associations and professional bodies
  • Promote the continuing professional development of those involved in the operational management, maintenance, design, installation, commissioning, validation, verification, with respect of healthcare heating ventilation air conditioning systems

Training objectives and learning outcomes

  • AP objectives/learning outcomes draft (coming soon)

Guidance notes and papers

Fire Dampers

Competency

Energy and control

Estates and Facilities Alerts

Heating and Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technical Platform Web Links

Those working with Healthcare Ventilation Systems should have access to and use of industry standards, peer reviewed reference documents and organisations. The list is applicable for use by project managers, designers, installers, commissioners, validators, operators, maintainers, verifiers, infection prevention and others with an interest in Healthcare Ventilation.

Department of Health wesbites 

England

Wales 

Northern Ireland  

Scotland

Other organisations 

  • CQC Care Quality Commission  
  • PHE Public Health England
  • HSE Health and Safety Executive
  • King's Fund, an independent charitable foundation working for better health
  • CIBSE Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers
  • HIS Healthcare Infection Society
  • Engineering Council Engineering Council Registration
  • BSI British Standards Institution
  • BSRIA The Building Services Research and Information Association
  • BRE Building Research Establishment
  • BESA Building Engineering Services Association, was HVCA
  • BESA SFG 20 HTM alignment
  • HEFMA Health Estates & Facilities Management Association
  • ACE Association for Consultancy and Engineering
  • CSA Commissioning Specialists Association
  • HEJ - Health Estate Journal - IHEEM's Technical Journal  

Air Tightness Testing

  • ATTMA The Air Tightness Testing & Measurement Association 
  • iATS The Independent Airtightness Testing Scheme 
  • BSRIA Air Tightness Testing 

Recommended specialist equipment for those working with Healthcare Ventilation - draft

Recommended reference document for those working with Healthcare Ventilation - draft

Comments and feedback

The platform committee welcomes comments and suggestions particularly for documents marked as draft, the platform also welcomes ideas and help for any guidance or other outputs that meet the platforms objectives.

The HVAC & E Technical Platform will meet not less than once per year, and more often as determined by the Platform Chair. 

Meetings will be held in a suitable location, as determined by the Platform. Meeting rooms may be hired by IHEEM on behalf of the Platform, or may be provided free of charge by commercial entities (which may or may not include refreshments and basic amenities).

In the case of a meeting room being offered free of charge by a commercial entity, this does not in any way show endorsement of the commercial entity’s products by either IHEEM or the Platform, and there shall be no commercial activities other than the provision of educational information, if agreed by the Platform.   Examples of educational information may include facility tours and presentation of technical information that is not specific to a commercial product.