CPD Courses

CIBSE Approved CPD Courses

Airedale offer a selection of tailored, CIBSE approved air conditioning CPD courses, using our expertise to help you on your professional journey.

CPD Course Training


Subject to demand, Airedale will tailor courses to specific needs. Individual sections can be taken from any of our courses to provide training on specific topics. Some of our training involves practical work, and these courses are generally held at Airedale’s training centre in Leeds. Other courses can be provided at your premises. A selection of approved courses are listed below, but feel free to contact us to discuss your needs:


CRAH vs Fan Wall
The data center industry is essentially a race for land and power, with scalability, efficiency and speed of deployment all key to success. Within this maelstrom of growth, the choice of cooling equipment within the data center building is a key consideration; Aisle containment or open aisle? Ceiling plenum or floor void? Equipment in a plant corridor or within the white space? High velocity air flow or low velocity? The decision often boils down to two choices: CRAH or fan wall? This short CPD course (approx. 45mins – 1 hour) explores data center design trends and offers a comprehensive comparison of the two technologies.

Topics covered:

  • Industry trends
  • Overview of Technology
  • Architecture
  • Comparison of each product
  • System considerations
  • Cost analysis
Data Centre Advanced Cooling Technology

Energy Efficiency

A short course (approx. 45mins – 1 hour) exploring newly released data that shows energy savings of up to 44% (or 800 tons of CO2) can be achieved by applying advanced technologies to traditional air-cooled systems.

Topics covered:

  • How to cool the internet without warming the planet
  • Introduction to study & methodology used (baseline, figures)
  • Full load analysis - energy use, PUE, CO2, free cooling ambient
  • Part load analysis - energy use, PUE, CO2, free cooling ambient
  • Analysis of results - CRAH, chiller & controls enhancements
  • Cost benefit analysis
F-Gas Level 1 (Legislation & A2Ls)


A short course (approx. 30mins – 1 hour) providing a full introduction to F-Gases and the legislation and issues surrounding them, updated for 2022. Gain an understanding of flammable refrigerants and the future of F-Gas.

Topics covered:

  • An introduction to refrigerants and Global Warming Potential
  • Phasedown legislation
  • PFAS legislation (proposed)
  • A2L refrigerants
  • EN378 changes
  • Supplier challenges
  • Technical considerations
F-Gas Level 2 (Global Implications & Alternative Refrigerants)


A short course (approx. 30mins – 1 hour) providing a deeper dive into F-Gas legislation, including PFAS and the alternative refrigerant landscape.

Topics covered:

  • Global refrigerant legislation
  • Proposed PFAS legislation
  • Legislation in Europe, North America, APAC
  • Closer look at alternative refrigerants
  • Impacts and next steps
Ecodesign: Chillers and Tier 2 CPD

Ecodesign: Chillers and Tier 2

Airedale’s popular Ecodesign CPD has been updated for 2021, taking into account the move to Tier 2 for Lot 21 products. This presentation focuses on chillers.

Topics covered:

  • Ecodesign overview
  • Ecodesign in HVAC
  • Phasedown issues
  • Ecodesign metrics and minimum standards
  • Tier 2 and required manufacturer data
  • Ecodesign enforcement: What to look out for

HTM 03-01 (2021)

A one hour CPD summarising the revisions and offering information for mechanical AHU design, whilst considering the implications, shortcomings and potential value engineering solutions. This course is aimed at consultants and facility management teams, involved the HVAC supply chain.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to HTM’s and the tenets of healthcare ventilation
  • Analysis of the HTM 03-01 requirements for AHU’s
  • Review of the revisions from the previous standards
  • Consideration of value engineering options
CPD: BS EN 1886:2007

BS EN 1886:2007

This CPD will assist attendees understand the difference between model box and real unit testing and cover the testing and classification criteria of BS EN 1886:2007, before going into greater detail on mechanical strength, casing and filter bypass leakage, thermal performance, acoustic performance and fire & safety recommendations. This course is aimed at consultants and facility management teams, involved the specification, testing and/ or maintenance of air handling units in public buildings and commercial spaces.

Topics covered:

  • Introduction to BS EN 1886:2007
  • Mechanical Strength
  • Casing and Filter Bypass Leakage
  • Thermal Performance
  • Acoustic Performance
  • Fire and Safety Recommendations
Energy Efficient Design of Air Handling Units
The high social impact of carbon emissions, leading to short term deterioration of air quality and long term climate change issues, keeps energy efficiency high on the agenda of most organisations. Globally, we continue to address the need to be more sustainable and this CPD considers the implications on efficiency of AHU design, the external factors that will influence AHU performance and offers detailed insight and understanding on how to maximise efficiency whilst minimising the impact on performance.
This course is aimed at consultants and facility management teams, involved the specification, testing and/ or maintenance of air handling units in public buildings and commercial spaces.

Topics covered include:

  • Introduction
  • Definitions
  • AHU Design
  • Installation
  • Operation
  • Maintenance

  • Course objectives:

  • To understand the main energy efficiency metrics for air handling units
  • To understand the main challenges and solutions for the energy efficient design of air handlers
  • To understand the impact of proper installation, operation and maintenance throughout the equipment lifecycle

  • Fee: Free of charge
    Optimising Data Centre Cooling System Performance Using Dedicated Controls Platforms
    Most large data centres now operate using chilled water cooling. Much of the improvement focus over the past decade has been on the equipment itself, but the chilled water system as a whole is now under the spotlight. As data centres get larger and the industry becomes globalised, one of the things we’re seeing is a move to variable primary-only chilled water systems. The challenge with these systems is the robust controls loop protocols to ensure the system delivers resilience and redundancy at the lowest possible energy output. Often a BMS is used to mange the system, but often the level of built-in modification, control and protection of the system that we believe is required is not something that a BMS provider could achieve alone. This CPD introduces the idea and recommended specification of a dedicated real-time decision making tool delivering required cooling, maintaining redundancy levels, increasing resilience, all at the lowest possible energy outlay and while maintaining the system within the cooling equipment’s stated operating envelopes.
    This course is aimed at anyone involved in specifying chilled water systems and associated controls in large data centres.

    Topics covered include:

  • The trend towards variable primary rings and what they look like
  • The evolution of controls systems and the role of the BMS.
  • The requirement for an additional control system and what this should look like.
  • How CRAHs, chillers and the system as a whole should be programmed to behave.
  • Resilience and security implications.

  • Fee: Free of charge
    Data Center Chillers
    Pressures on natural resources are driving data centre cooling system designers back to the drawing board in order to maintain resilience and redundancy at the lowest possible energy cost. All this is happening in the face of pressures from Governments, communities, clients and the planet itself as weather becomes more extreme and unpredictable. Find out more about the evolution of data centre chillers, and best practice DC chiller design:

    Topics covered:

    • Introduction to data centre chillers
    • Evolution of DC cooling
    • Chiller fightback
    • Designing a data centre chiller
    • Compressors
    • From the ground up
    • Glycol
    • Enhanced free-cooling
    • System

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