AIRAH have released the speaker program for their 2017 Pre-Loved Buildings Forum.
According to its official website, the Pre-Loved Buildings Forum “will offer an insight into understanding the drivers behind the decision to reuse a building, as well as the unique constraints of a retrofit, adaptive reuse or a refurbishment project.” The Forum will also include updates from government, case studies, lessons learnt, and an overview of the latest research.
AIRAH have stated that there will be at least 10 speakers at the Pre-Loved Buildings Forum: Carlos Flores from NABERS, Anwar Ahmed from Enman, Thomas Heine from ebm-papst, Adrian Lafleur from Magnetite, Peter Pgillips from PCES Consulting, Jeff Robinson from Aurecon, Andrew Smith from A.G. Coombs, Johanna Trickett from Aurecon, Daniela Tartaglia from Monash University, and Ana Villaca from the University of Wollongong.
Carlos Flores will be giving a keynote address on “Understanding the past to build a greener future”, which will focus on 20 years of NABERS daa, energy efficiency in existing buildings, making buildings most sustainable and opportunities for sustainability over the next few years.
Anwar Ahmed will be giving an address on “Cutting energy from HVAC systems”, which will focus on investigating new technologies and the importance of HVAC optimisation by tuning and monitoring systems.
Thomas Heine will be giving an address on “EC FanGrids in AHU updates–why smaller is better”, which will focus on the upgrading of nine large air-handling units at the Riverside Centre in Brisbane.
Adrian Lefleur will be giving an address on “Addressing the ‘elephant in the room’–Gordon Stephenson House, CBD office tower, Perth”, which will focus on a case study on the retrofitting process of the Gordon Stephenson House facade.
Peter Phillips will be giving an address on “Chilled water systems–yesterday and tomorrow”, which will focus on engineering validation tools and simple expressions of life cycle modelling to prepare clients for their commitment to building chilled water systems in the future.
Jeff Robinson will be giving an address on “Sustainability and heritage buildings”, which will focus on the legislation that protects heritage buildings in Australia, and the challenges and constraints that come with working in these buildings.
Andrew Smith will be giving an address on “Tuning buildings to deliver the promise”, which will focus on the importance of proper design, implementation, and commissioning and tuning of a Building Management and Control System (BMCS).
Johanna Trickett will be giving an address on “EnerPHit–The Passive House Standard for retrofits”, which will focus on whether the new EnerPHit is valuable and applicable for Australia.
Daniela Tartaglia will be giving an address on “Passive House pioneers retrofitting for energy efficiency”, which will focus on Monash University’s experience delivering the first large commercial building in Australia to apply Passive House design principles.
Ana Villaca will be giving an address on “The forgotten sector? Smaller-scale commercial and retail buildings”, which will focus on a customised methodology to characterise different types and uses of buildings in the commercial building sector. The methodology will include the characterisation of smaller-scale commercial and retail buildings.
The Pre-Loved Buildings Forum is being held on Thursday, August 3, at Doltone House in Sydney. You can find out more, including costs, where to register, and the full speakers program, here.
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