The Future of HVAC 2018 Conference 

The Future of HVAC Conference is Australia's premiere annual event for HVAC&R professionals and was held at Etihad Stadium (now Marvel Stadium) in Melbourne from September 12 - 13. The 2018 conference was the biggest ever, with more than 180 delegates and 40 guest speakers exploring a range of topics including carbon neutral buildings and a decarbonised grid, flammable refrigerants, big data analytics, indoor air quality and more!

 


Program

Speakers

Alan

Alan Pears AM – Keynote speaker

RMIT University

Extreme climates and zero emission economies: how might the heating, cooling and refrigeration industries adapt?
Neil

Neil Dennis

AECOM

International standards for flammable refrigerant use
Steven

Steven Luxford, Affil.AIRAH

Crown Melbourne

Our journey in implementing a data analytics system
Arjun

Arjun Adhikari, M.AIRAH

University of New South Wales

Effective integration of wet plate polymer heat exchangers – a simulation study in tall commercial office buildings
Joel

Joel Seagren, M.AIRAH

Fantech

Indoor air quality in school buildings
Raymond

Raymond Frangie

Norman Disney & Young

Cyber Security – Internet of Threats
Jonathan

Jonathan Clarke, M.AIRAH

Norman Disney & Young 

Next generation ecosystems
Shannon

Shannon Thomas

AMCA – National BIM-MEPAUS

From Design to As-Built 2020
Mike

Mike Dodd

Australian Building Codes Board

Section J NCC 2019 update

 

Leigh Baker and Phil Wilkinson, F.AIRAH

Beyond net zero – from the plant room to the plan(e)t room

Alexia

Alexia Lidas – Keynote speaker

Design Futures Council

The impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the building industry
Zhengen

Zhengen Ren

CSIRO

How do Australians operate their homes?


Luke McKenzie

Aurecon

The importance of annual energy simulations in non-typical HVAC design
Simon

Simon Ray

National Carbon Bank of Australia

Measurement and Verification of HVAC upgrades
Chris

Chris Matthews, Affil.AIRAH

Silenceair

Additive manufacturing and the future of the HVAC industry
Yolande

Yolande Strengers

RMIT University

Staying comfortable and saving energy in the future smart home
Stephen

Dr Stephen White, F.AIRAH

CSIRO

An update on the Innovation Hub (iHub) for affordable heating and cooling and Mission Innovation (MI), the global initiative to accelerate global clean energy innovation
Richard

Richard McElhinney

Conserve It

Benefit, technologies and trends of semantic modelling for building services
 

Sven Bolomey, M.AIRAH, Air & Odour Management and Dr Xia (Rachel) Zhong, The University of Sydney


Commercial kitchen exhaust contaminant removal using combined treatment techniques and filtration efficiency assessment with developing standardised testing protocol
Adrian

Adrian Daniels

Monash University

Monash University net zero: electrified thermal precincts
Gordon

Gordon Sharp

Aircuity

New approaches to slash lab and commercial building energy use and improve IEQ
Catherine

Catherine Dunkerley

Standards Australia

Incubator – Challenge the status quo
Will

Will Gibbs

AECOM

Fume cupboard exhaust manifolding
Rob

Rob Murray-Leach 

Energy Efficiency Council

Back to the Future – what does our transforming energy sector mean for HVAC?
Peter

Peter Mathieson, F.AIRAH

Aurecon

Modular HVAC – Novel application of modular HVAC design for a theme park
Shayne

Shayne Kumar

Alinta Energy

Heat pumps: Alignment of international standards with Australian standards for local conditions
Eben

Eben Simmons

Umow Lai
New and emerging smart glazing technologies and their impact on future HVAC design
Jack Sian

Jack Wardale, M.AIRAH, and Sian Willmott

AECOM

Carbon neutral buildings and a decarbonised grid – the next steps for HVAC

Sponsors

Major sponsor


Supporting sponsor


Alinta



AG Coombs

Exhibitors







Mitsubishi Electric













Mitsubishi Electric















Seeley

Supporter


Committee

AIRAH thanks the efforts and support of the technical organising committee. 


Technical organising committee
Tiffany Dawson, Aurecon
Shane Esmore, M.AIRAH, Umow Lai
Bryon Price, F.AIRAH, A.G. Coombs
Laurie Reeves, F.AIRAH, Controlworks