Pre-loved Buildings Conference - Sustainability for the Existing Building Stock (Pre-loved Buildings )

Venue: Telsta Conference Centre

Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA, Australia

Event Date/Time: Nov 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 20, 2009
Early Registration Date: Oct 22, 2009
Paper Submission Date: Oct 15, 2009
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AIRAH is calling for papers for the latest in its series of pre-loved building conferences, which will be held in November.

You can’t help but be impressed with the progress and ingenuity shown in the latest high-performance buildings. Indeed, environmentally sustainable design for new structures has moved ahead at a bewildering rate. Yet now it’s time that our existing building stock started to catch up.

That’s why AIRAH’s Pre-loved Buildings Conference is so important. The conference will be held in Melbourne from November 19-20.

Between 95 to 98 per cent of all buildings in Australia are “pre-loved”. That is, they are at least a few years old. Some are tired, some are shabby, some are just plain run down. And very few if any of them are designed with sustainability in mind.

“Updating the existing building stock in Australia has become the most urgent of priorities,” says AIRAH technical manager Phil Wilkinson. “They represent an obvious area where improvements can be made, efficiencies achieved and dollars saved.”

Sponsored by Sustainability Victoria, the conference will focus on optimising the sustainable performance of energy, water, refrigerant management and IEQ, including:

Ongoing building maintenance
Building tune-ups
Optimising the use of controls
Retro commissioning
Building refurbishment
OHS aspects
Regulatory requirements

Who should attend this conference?
Design engineers and consultants
Building owners
Building operators
Facility managers
Equipment suppliers
Service personnel and installers
Systems designers
Mechanical services contractors

This Pre-loved Buildings Conference is the fourth in a series of highly successful AIRAH conferences.

Previous pre-loved conferences were held in 2006 (Melbourne), 2007 (Brisbane) and 2008 (Sydney).

Would you like to know more?

Pre-loved Buildings Conference

Telstra Conference Centre

November 19-20, 2009

We invite contributions from a broad range of backgrounds. Paper proposals, with an abstract of approximately 200 words, and a short biography, should be submitted to conference manager David Leach by July 31.