Commercial Building Energy Specialist – HVAC and Controls Training

This 3 day Commercial Building Energy Specialist (CBES) HVAC & Controls course provides training in best-practice energy management and efficiency for engineers and technicians involved in the design, construction and maintenance of commercial buildings.

Commercial Building Energy Specialist – HVAC & Controls Training Course Flyer pdf

Who will benefit from this training?

This course has been created for professionals who work in improving energy efficiency in commercial buildings from the design stage on.

It covers the latest technology and techniques and is set at Advanced Trade to Degree level, equivalent to Levels 5-7 on the NZQA Framework

Course Content

This presentation and workshop-style course will cover the following topics:

  • Basic HVAC design
  • Cooling plant hardware and efficiency
  • Boiler efficiency
  • Boiler Operations
  • Data centre energy efficiency
  • Mechanical systems design
  • Indoor air quality
  • Motor and drive efficiency HVAC
  • Cooling plant operational efficiency
  • Mechanical systems commissioning
  • Monitoring and verification of energy savings
  • HVAC controls fundamentals
  • HVAC controls applications
  • HVAC control diagnostics
  • Continuous commission of HVAC controls for efficiency
  • Energy Management Systems – overview of ISO 50001

Energy Master Accreditation

To achieve Accreditation as an Energy Master Commercial Building Energy Specialist – HVAC & Controls please click this here.

NB: Training fees includes online exam fee.

Venue Details

Dates & Location

Venue: Engineering NZ, Level 6, 40 Taranaki Street, Wellington

Dates: 23, 24 & 25 March 2021

Times: 9.00am – 5.00pm daily

Registering for


  • Training Fees are stated in NZD and priced per person, excluding GST.
  • An additional 5% discount applies for multiple bookings from the same business for this workshop.
NB: A surcharge of 3.4% will apply if payment is made by credit card (Visa or Mastercard only).

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations must be received by CEP Office ([email protected]) by 5pm, more than 10 working days prior to the training. A refund less a $50 admin fee will be returned.
  • Cancellations within 10 working days will incur a 50% course attendance fee.
  • Non-attendance without prior notification will incur a 100% course attendance fee.
  • CEP reserves the right to reschedule or cancel this event.

Attendee Feedback

"Great course and great trainer (Rob Bishop). I’m quite new into the industry, just being a recent graduate, and the course started with the basics and then worked its way up to an advanced level. It was interesting and kept me engaged the entire time. Would recommend!" Nina Gailer, Energy Consultant (Energy NZ)
"Good overview of energy saving opportunities available in multiple aspects of systems. Discussions raised during the course were also great, providing insight into specific examples of course items and their implementation." Chris Mills, Mechanical Engineer (Powell Fenwick Consultants Ltd)
"I enjoyed the course - it's provided a huge volume of information (and some interesting challenges for the future!)" John Smyth

"The quality of the handouts is good, and great to be in colour. Rob is knowledgeable and passionate, so has been great to learn from."
Eugene Robson, Branch Manager - Tauranga (Deta Consulting)