The origins of CIBSE can be traced back to 1896 when a few members of what was then the Institute of Sanitary Engineers became more interested in hot water distribution (heating) rather than cold water discharge (sanitation).
Around September 1897 a number of engineers decided to share their knowledge and formed a professional institution with the aim of improving the comfort of mankind. They would do this by openly discussing topics of uncertainty, by sharing professional knowledge and by spreading this knowledge through publications and lectures. They would train others to follow the best practices and examine them to ensure competence.
There were about 20 who agreed to form initially a board of directors (which was in effect a company) but around the time of Queen Victoria 's Diamond Jubilee it was quickly and more respectfully reorganised into the Institution of Heating and Ventilation Engineers. Its first office opened in Ludgate Hill.
1/2 Day Technical Tour
Jaguar Landrover - 1/2 day technical tour
CIBSE invite building designers, facilities managers, building services modellers and researchers to discuss the improvement of energy efficiency at the "Mind the Performance Gap - regulated vs unregulated" conference at CIBSE Headquarters on October 16,
If you are involved in the building industry you can become a member of CIBSE. With eight grades of membership there is a level appropriate for everyone. Click here for full details of the different grades of membership available