CIBSE is the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers and its stated role is to ‘support the Science, Art and Practice of building services engineering, by providing our members and the public with first class information and education services and promoting the spirit of fellowship which guides our work.’
CIBSE promotes the careers of building services engineers by accrediting courses of study in further and higher education, by approving work-based training programmes and providing routes to full professional registration and membership, including Chartered Engineer, Incorporated Engineer and Engineering Technician. Qualified engineers can also access a range of services to help with their continuing professional development (CPD).
In addition to its services for members, CIBSE is an authority on building services engineering, setting standards and publishing guidance (eg Commissioning Code W) to encourage best practice in the profession. It also publishes a series of Technical Memoranda, such as CIBSE TM39, Building Energy Metering
CIBSE is regularly consulted by government on matters relating to construction, engineering and sustainability. It has representatives on major bodies and organisations which govern construction and engineering occupations in the UK, Europe and worldwide. CIBSE also works in partnership with other professional bodies and construction / engineering firms worldwide.
The Institution is organised on a regional basis – there are 16 regions in the UK and three overseas (the Republic of Ireland, Australia & New Zealand, and Hong Kong) with CIBSE members in 87 countries outside the UK.