Building Tuning – Achieving greater building performance through analytics

Event Details

Building Tuning – Achieving greater building performance through analytics
Wednesday, 21st September 2016
National Portrait Gallery, Canberra – Terrace Room 1
Information Session, light refreshments included
8.00am to 10.00am
Registration from 7.30am
7th September 2016
Entry price

Event Overview

Air conditioning systems typically consume around 50% of energy in buildings.

Most buildings are not working as well as they could. In many cases poor building performance and systems are wasting energy and major plant and equipment design life is being compromised, wearing out sooner than they should. Tuning energy consuming systems to work correctly will significantly improve building performance, immediately returning energy and life cycle dividends.

There are now also an increasing number of attractive options that take a ‘cloud’ based ‘big data’ simulation approach to analyse, computer model and externally drive HVAC systems to reduce their energy consumption. What is the best way to get HVAC energy down; tune the systems, or drive them differently, or both?

This presentation will explain how air conditioning systems use and waste energy, and how they can be tuned and driven differently to achieve energy savings along with performance enhancements and significant asset life-cycle improvements.



Andrew Smith, Leader, Building Technologies, A.G Coombs

Several years after the completion of his electrical trade qualifications, Andrew joined the Building Automation Industry with a major international Controls Company. During his 30 years in the industry, Andrew developed his skills across all facets, acquiring an extensive understanding and expertise in the integration of all building services.

Andrew’s experience includes the successful project management of a high profile multi-million dollar automation project. He was also awarded an International Chairman’s Award for Customer Excellence, nominated from more than 20,000 employees worldwide.

Andrew has also played key roles in the transitioning and setup of a major national Facility Management outsourcing contract for over 1200 sites, and a long term Life-Cycle Management contract for a high profile public stadium.

Venue Details

National Portrait Gallery, Canberra – Terrace Room 1
King Edward Terrace, Parkes, Canberra, ACT 2600, Australia
The underground public carpark can be accessed from Parkes Place. The car park is open 7 days per week and closes at 5.30pm. Parking spaces for people with mobility difficulties are provided in the carpark close to the public access lifts. Paid parking applies Monday to Friday 8.30 am to 5pm daily, excluding weekends and public holidays. For more information and parking rates please see the National Portrait Gallery website here.


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