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The Future of HVAC 2014 conference announced, call for abstracts

31 January 2014 | AIRAH

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AIRAH is calling for abstracts for The Future of HVAC 2014 conference – to be held in Sydney over July 16–17. The conference is the second in the new series, whose inaugural event held last year in Melbourne was a stunning success. AIRAH COO Neil Cox says the objective of The Future of HVAC 2014 is to provide delegates with an insight into the issues, practices, technologies, regulation and design approaches affecting the HVAC industry now and into the future.

AIRAH is calling for 200–300 word abstracts. Topics must be relevant to the future of HVAC and may include, but are not limited to:
  • Developments in building design and materials
  • Off-site manufacturing, pre-fabrication and modular design
  • New technologies and research, including biomimicry, solar cooling and geo-thermal
  • The economics of the future HVAC&R industry
  • Design of flexible, large-scale residential and mixed-use developments
  • BIM, digitisation and IT developments
  • Commissioning of HVAC systems
  • Legislation, regulation, standards and benchmarks, including energy performance ratings and refrigerants
  • How to engage facility managers and building owners
  • Adaptive buildings and/or HVAC systems
  • Changing nature of building occupants’ behaviour, perceptions and expectations
  • HVAC&R skills for a new generation.


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