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Certification Course on Design, Optimisation and Measurement of High Efficiency Central Air-Conditioning System

Event code: 80045


Air-conditioning systems are typically one of the highest energy consuming building mechanical systems. Hence, it is essential for us to design air-conditioning systems with energy efficient and effective strategies. In addition, installation of permanent instrumentation for the measurement and verification of chilled-water air-conditioning systems helps to better manage and monitor the systems’ performance, such that the operational efficiency can be optimised and maintained through the equipment lifespan.


This course aims to equip industry practitioners with knowledge to design energy efficient air-conditioning systems, carry out measurement and verification of systems’ efficiency and prepare Operating System Efficiency (OSE) report.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Apply BCA’s environmental sustainability legislative framework and BCA Green Mark 2021 (GM:2021) requirements on Air-Conditioning (A/C) system performance.
• Review and optimise A/C system design and equipment selection to ensure good operating performance; and
• Prepare OSE reports.


Requirements on Chiller Plant Performance M&V and A/C Systems

-       The need for M&V
-       BCA regulatory requirements and GM:2021 A/C-related criteria and scoring methodology
-       Submission procedures and documentary evidence

Overview of Central Chilled Water Systems

-       Fundamentals of air-conditioning design
-       Air-cooled v.s. water-cooled systems
-       Types of central chilled-water and airside systems

Overview of Central A/C Components

-       Overview of chillers, compressors and chiller performance range & efficiency, types of refrigerants
-       Types and characteristics of chilled-water and condenser water pumps
-       Types of characteristics of cooling towers

Optimising Chilled Water Plant Efficiency

-       Chiller plant design and controls for better efficiency
-       Chiller sequencing: sequencing strategies, night chiller, CHW reset
-       Chiller maintenance for better efficiency

Optimising of Air-Side Energy Efficiency

-       Airside design and controls for better efficiency
-       AHU and FCU types, efficiency and characteristics
-       AHU capacity, waterflow and airflow optimisation, CO2 controlled ventilation

Smart & Predictive Solutions to Improve Reliability, Productivity and Energy Efficiency

M&V Guidelines and Standards

Chiller Plant M&V

-       Impacts of measurement accuracy instruments and sensors
-       Data acquisition
-       Calibration of instrumentation and sensors

Fundamentals of Heat Balance

-       Effects of open drive and hermetic chillers, pumps, location of flow meters and temperature sensors
-       Good practices to achieve heat balance

BCA Requirements for Mandatory Periodic Chiller Plant Audit and OSE Report

Air-Conditioning Systems for Data Centres

-       Overview of air-conditioning systems for data centres
-       SS564 requirements

Green Mark for Data Centres

-       GM criteria and scoring methodology for both new and existing data centres


STEVEN KANG is the Business Development Director for Measurement & Verification Pte Ltd. He has extensive international work experience in the Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC) industry ranging from business development, engineering applications and training. Steven has been involved in the design of hyper-efficient HVAC system for Platinum rated Green Buildings and Data Centres projects locally and Asia. Additionally, he sits on the committee for Singapore Energy Auditor Registrar, Singapore Standard on Chiller Plant Measurement and Verification (SS591), Singapore Standard on Air-conditioning and Mechanical Ventilation in Buildings (SS553) and was in the technical review committee of Vietnam Green Building Council’s Sustainable Building Assessment System.


Industry practitioners who are keen to embark on Green Mark journey or play the role of a Green Specialist, e.g. Developers, Building Owners, Architects, Engineers, Consultants, Project Managers, Facility Managers etc.


Date: 27 August till 30 August 2024
Duration: 4 days
Time: 9.00am to 6.00pm
Venue: e-Learning via webinar and BCAA Learning Management System (LMS)


Fee (inclusive of 9% GST): S$1,332.00


An e-Certificate of Successful Completion (e-CSC) will be issued to participants who:
• Achieve at least 75% class attendance; and
• Pass MCQ test, group project assignment and peer evaluation. (Participants are required to complete the MCQ online assessment by 3 September 2024, 2359hrs)


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Subject to award from SCEM, SGBC-GMAP, BOA-SIA and PEB.
To check for CPD point eligibility, please CLICK HERE

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