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ARBS 2024 Seminar Program announced

The complete ARBS 2024 Seminar Program has been released, showcasing a line-up of speakers who will dive into key industry topics.

As part of Australia’s premier exhibition in the air conditioning, refrigeration, and building services industry, the seminar series promises a program brimming with industry insights and innovative solutions. ARBS 2024 is free to attend and will feature more than 300 international and local exhibitors.

ARBS is being held at the ICC Sydney from May 28–30, 2024. The seminars will run across the three days:

Tuesday, May 28

9–10am:
Cold Hard Facts 4
Tech-Driven ESG in Action. Building Owner Strategies, Technology-Infused ESG Development, and Practical Insights for Buildings & Data Centres

9.30–10.30am:
New Australian Standard for Air Filter Performance Classification
10–11am:
Embracing Net Zero. Navigating Opportunities and Implications in HVAC&R
10.30–11.30am:
Safety Standards Around the New Refrigerants – Codes, Standards & Applications
The Practical Application of a Value Framework to Smart Building Requirements – Delivering on Client Outcomes

11am–12pm:
Embodied Carbon and Climate Resilience in HVAC. A Keynote with CIBSE President, Adrian Catchpole
11.30–12.30pm:
Energy Efficiency Incentives for HVAC Upgrades
12–1pm:
Challenge Accepted. How to Tackle the Global Climate Crisis
Building Technology & Proptech Unplugged. Rapid-Fire Q&A Session Addressing Your Baffling Building Tech Questions
Licensing – Myths and Misunderstandings
1–2pm:
Embodied Carbon in HVAC&R. Navigating Requirements, Challenges, Strategies and Solutions

1.30–2.30pm:
Electrification of the Built Environment AIRAH Working Group
Sustainability and Data Analytics
Government Update on Refrigerants and HFC Phase-Down

2.30–3.30pm:
Subcontractor Protections
3–4pm:
Beyond Linear. Embracing Circular Economy in HVAC&R Systems
3–4pm:
Building Blocks for Scalable Applications in Smart Buildings
Canberra is Electrifying

Wednesday, May 29

9–10am:
Building the Future. Bridging the Gap – Addressing the Knowledge and Skills Shortage in the Building Technology Industry
9.30–10.30am:
AS 1668.2 and NCC2025 update
Global Perspectives on the Challenges of Heat Pump Deployment

10–11am:
Build a Thriving Future. Unlock the Power of Diversity in our Industry
10.30–11.30am:
AI in HVAC. Beyond the Hype – Fundamentals, Value, and Practical Insights for the Building Services Industry
11am–12pm:
Revolutionising the H in HVAC&R. Exploring the Present and Future of Heat Pump Technology
Using the Passive House Methodology to Deliver the Design and Construction Quality Required to Achieve High Green Star Building Ratings

12.30–1.30pm:
Strategic Considerations for Refrigerants. Navigating Refrigerant Choices, Optimising Refrigerant Health and Advancing Reclamation Practices for a Sustainable Future
Selling Energy Efficiency in a Carbon Neutral World

1.30–2.30pm:
Back to Basics. Smart Building Essentials–Mastering Tech Foundations and Commissioning for Success
2–3pm:
Optimising HVAC Environments. Navigating Humidity Challenges and Innovations
Active Power Factor Correction
Global Policy, Market and Technology Trends for Natural Refrigerant applications in Refrigeration and Heat Pumps

3–4pm:
Best Practice When Designing for Critical Environmental Control Towards Net Zero Carbon Emissions

Thursday, May 30

9–10am:
Beyond Blueprints. Navigating Smart Environments – A Deep Dive into User Experiences, Current Utilisation Trends, and Key Learnings in Modern Buildings
10–11am:
Cultivating Success. Addressing VET Sector Training Amidst Rapidly Changing Technology
A Review of Current Evidence Supports CO2 as an Indicator for Indoor Air Quality and the Implication for Cooling Systems
Introduction to the AIRAH Best Practice Guide to Commercial Kitchen Exhaust Management

11.30am–12.30pm:
A Global Journey from Natural Ventilation with Operable Windows, to Continuous Mechanical Exhaust Ventilation with Passive Demand Control
Addressing Fire Safety Gaps. Enhancing Expertise and Compliance in Damper Installations

12–1pm:
How Buildings and Technology Can Play a Role in the Clean Energy Supply Chain
1–2pm:
Earthquake Design. Standard Update
Towards Cleaner Air. Driving Positive Changes in Air Quality Standards in Australia

1.30–2.30pm:
How to Put SMART Back into Buildings

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