Preloved Buildings Forum, Sydney, 3rd August 2017

July 11, 2017

The AIRAH Pre-loved Buildings Forum advocates that a strong focus on HVAC&R in the existing built environment can achieve dramatic effects when it comes to reducing energy use, conserving water, and improving the occupied space.

The forum this year will provide an understanding of the drivers behind the decision to reuse a building and its systems, as well as the particular constraints of a retrofit, adaptive reuse or refurbishment project. The forum will be the place to hear updates from government, case studies, lessons learnt, and an overview of the latest research.

A.G. Coombs is a long time contributor to the AIRAH Pre-loved Buildings Forum. In 2017 Andrew Smith from A.G. Coombs Advisory will present the latest insights from our extensive experience in tuning HVAC systems in a wide range of existing building for significant energy savings.

Tuning Buildings to Deliver the Promise
Andrew Smith, Leader, Building Technologies, A.G. Coombs.

There is a common misconception that installing a new Building Management and Control System (BMCS) or other energy efficient plant and equipment into a Pre-Loved Building will simply work from day one and deliver the desired performance and efficiency. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and applies to both new and old building stock alike.

Andrew will discuss the importance of the proper design, implementation, commissioning and tuning of the BMCS. He will explore the concept of “Open Approach” versus Open Protocols, and will touch on the emergence of Building Analytics and what part it should play.

For more information and bookings visit the AIRAH website.

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