Panel session: Launch of the AIRAH Resilience Checklist – A Practical Guide to Designing, Engineering, Installing, Maintaining and Operating HVAC&R
Liza Taylor, M.AIRAH, Global IQ Group
Scott Gregson, M.AIRAH, AirSmart
Lasath Lecamwasam, F.AIRAH, ESBS
Weather events such as deluges, extreme-heat days, bushfires, tornadoes and other volatile phenomena are becoming more frequent. There is no doubt, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says, that this is due to climate change. The evidence is as irrefutable as it concerning. Nineteen of the world’s warmest years on record have occurred since 2000. Indeed, temperature records are now bested with alarming regularity. Coupled with the COVID-19 pandemic and human-made threats such as terrorism and cyber-attacks, our buildings and assets are increasingly exposed to acute shocks and chronic stresses.
A cornerstone of AIRAH’s advocacy platform is HVAC&R resilience. As a critical enabler of the Australian economy, the HVAC&R industry has both direct and indirect roles to play in safeguarding the built environment and its occupants. The resilience of Australian buildings, the refrigerated cold chain, IT infrastructure, health services, manufacturing facilities, and processing sectors all depend on the resilience of the HVAC&R systems that support them.
In this session, we discuss the launch of the inaugural AIRAH Resilience Checklist. This panel session will explore how this new tool can enable key decision-makers, influencers and stakeholders to make more informed choices when selecting, installing, operating or maintaining HVAC&R assets.