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Conference overview

Now in its fifth year, the Future of HVAC Conference has become the must-attend conference of the year. Industry leaders will explore the advances, ideas, and innovations that are driving our industry’s future. The discussion will encompass not only new HVAC technologies and materials, but advances in future design processes, HVAC and smart grids, net-zero buildings, big data, and several other topics. The two-day event will give all in attendance the opportunity to gaze into our industry’s future, and contemplate the challenges, technology, and bright new ideas that await.  



Note: early bird prices close on August 4, 2017.

 Cost      Member     Non-member
Conference early bird    $790     $950
Conference rate (after early bird)             $890     $1,050
Day registration      $450     $550
Cocktail function (September 13)    $75    $95
 Student*    $350    $450

*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 


AIRAH’s Future of HVAC 2017 Conference will be held in Sydney on September 13–14, 2017. The conference committee is now calling for abstracts on an array of subjects, including but not limited to:   
  • Advances in the design process
    • BIM
    • Building simulation
  • Heading towards net-zero buildings
    • How HVAC should be managed in the future
    • The impact of advanced façade designs on HVAC
    • Overseas trends
  • Big Data
    • Analysis techniques
    • How to get the most out of data
  • Case studies (but not limited to)
    • Dehumidification
    • Commissioning
    • Innovative HVAC designs
  • Advances in HVAC design
    • Data centres
    • Advanced dehumidification design
    • Retail
  • HVAC and smart grids
    • HVAC in demand response
  • Latest HVAC research

By submitting an abstract, speakers are also agreeing to submit a technical paper and/or PowerPoint presentation before the conference, should their application to present be successful. The conference 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 Friday, April 7, 2017. 


Conference information


Dates: September 13–14


Doltone House Darling Island Wharf
48 Pirrama Road 
Sydney NSW 2009
Accenture Building (opposite the Star), 
Waterfront Promenade entrance.

Please see the map for further details.



Sponsorship opportunities for the Future of HVAC 2017 Conference are now available. Contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email sponsorship@airah.org.au to be sent information on the conference sponsorship packages.

Conference committees

Technical organising committee

Alex Harrington, M.AIRAH, The Warren Centre
Chris Fontana, M.AIRAH, Degree C
Peter Phillips, F.AIRAH, PCES Consulting
Shane Esmore, App.AIRAH, Umow Lai
Mark Hams, M.AIRAH, Airchange

Organising committee

Emily McLaughlin, AIRAH
Brendan Pejkovic, AIRAH


For further information about The Future of HVAC 2017 Conference please contact the AIRAH office on (03) 8623 3000 or email conferences@airah.org.au