Calculating Cool: Rating Tool for HVAC Systems

Cost CPD points Duration* Exam Required
$53.64 1 46 Mins Yes

Course details
Calculating Cool is a free online rating tool to benchmark performance against best practice to help improve the design, installation and operation of HVAC systems. It provides quantitative and qualitative ratings for Base Building HVAC systems in Australian office buildings with more than 2,000 m2 NLA.

It is currently being considered for inclusion in the Performance rating tool.

Calculating Cool has been developed in collaboration with industry bodies including the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air-conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), the Property Council of Australia (PCA), the Facilities Management Association of Australia (FMAA), and the Air-conditioning and Mechanical Contractors' Association (AMCA).

The project was managed by Sustainability Victoria (SV) on behalf of the Council of Australian Government (COAG) Commercial Buildings Committee with joint funding from the Commonwealth, States and Territories, and delivered by Team Catalyst.

Calculating Cool can be accessed at

PC Thomas will introduce you to the tool and take you through a live practice:

Introduction to Calculating Cool
Presentation of a case study building example and it's HVAC system
Application of the online rating system using the above example
Q&A session

All course content is curated by the Green Building Council of Australia. Designed for maximum flexibility, this course allows you to study anytime, anywhere.

Exam Requirements
This course requires you to sit for an exam to obtain the CPD points. The exam comprises of 3 questions and has a time limit of 30 mins to complete.

All exams are multiple choice and questions are based on module content.

If you have any questions regarding any of these online courses please feel free to contact the GBCA Office on +612 8239 6200 or send us an email.

* Duration refers to the associated video content length of time. If there is no video it refers to the time limit of the associated exam. All pricing exludes GST.