Call for presentations
Dates and venue

Supporting sponsor


Conference overview

The 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 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 refurbishment project. This forum will be the place to hear updates from government, case studies, lessons learnt, and an overview of the latest research.    



Note: early bird prices close on July 3.

 Cost      Member     Non-member
Forum early-bird rate    $295     $395
Forum registration (after early bird)             $330     $440
 Student*    $195    $295

*Must provide evidence of full-time study. Please send copy of student card and/or a copy of your current student enrolment to conferences@airah.org.au 

Call for presentations

AIRAH’s Pre-loved Buildings Forum will be held in Sydney on August 3, 2017. The technical organising committee is now calling for abstracts on an array of subjects, including but not limited to:  

Key topics and case studies:
  • Energy efficiency, building tuning and optimisation
  • Update from Government and review of rating tool systems
  • Lessons learnt from improving the performance of existing buildings
  • Retrofit and refurbishment case studies
  • The impacts of digitisation on existing buildings
  • Latest research and technologies
  • Architectural, environmental and financial drivers  
By submitting an abstract, speakers are also agreeing to submit a PowerPoint presentation before the conference, should their application to present be successful. The technical committee has the final say on accepted presentations. All submissions must also include a 100-word author biography and high-resolution author photo. Abstracts should be emailed to AIRAH by April 28.    


Conference information


Dates: Thursday, August 3
Location: Sydney


Doltone House Hyde Park
Manhattan and Avenue Rooms     
181 Elizabeth Street
NSW 2000



Sponsorship opportunities for the Pre-Loved Buildings Forum are now available. Contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email sponsorship@airah.org.au to be sent information on the sponsorship packages.

Conference committees

Technical organising committee

Gary Whatling, M.AIRAH, A.G. Coombs
Craig Roussac, M.AIRAH, Buildings Alive
Gary Knox, M.AIRAH, Daikin Australia
Jessica Holz, M.AIRAH, Aurecon

Organising committee

Emily McLaughlin, AIRAH
Brendan Pejkovic, AIRAH


For further information about the Pre-Loved Buildings Forum please contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email conferences@airah.org.au