The Ventilation Engineering Group (VEG) is for Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) engineers involved in the design, construction and operation of buildings in New Zealand.

What the group does

Formed in December 2021 at the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, the immediate focus of the group was recognising the importance of ventilation in the transmission of an airborne virus, and applying the principles of ventilation engineering to manage and control the transmission of the virus in indoor spaces.

Post pandemic, ventilation engineering continues to be relevant to HVAC engineers working across many areas of the building industry, including residential, schools, office buildings and specialist applications such as hospitals, laboratories and data centres, as ventilation principles of control at source, ventilation for dilution and filtration of airborne particles are basic to a good HVAC design.

In addition to the foundation of ventilation engineering, HVAC engineers will be active in the areas of:

  • air quality
  • contaminant control
  • infection control
  • refrigerant safety
  • energy efficiency
  • sustainability
  • decarbonisation
  • smart buildings

Members of the Ventilation Engineering Group are provided guidance on compliance and good practice in the New Zealand regulatory and commercial environment and the opportunity to share and develop technical knowledge. For those who are also members of Engineering New Zealand (ENZ) the Ventilation Engineering Group provides opportunities for recognised continued professional development in the HVAC practice area.

The Ventilation Engineering Group is a technical interest group of Engineering New Zealand.


Membership is open to all with an interest in Ventilation and HVAC Engineering, including students, technicians, facilities managers and consultants.

Members will have access to benefits such as networking with others in the wider building industry, greater understanding of wider industry needs, and opportunities for collaboration on ventilation engineering issues.

Membership types

Cost per year

Membership types Student

Cost per year Free

Membership types Member

Cost per year $50

All costs exclude GST.

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