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Day 1 | Tuesday 07 Sep 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm AEST

Day 2 | Tuesday 14 Sep 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Day 3 | Tuesday 21 Sep 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Day 4 | Tuesday 28 Sep 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm AEST
Day 5 | Tuesday 05 Oct 2021, 12:00pm - 2:00pm AEDT

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Programme

EVENT PROGRAMME



 

DAY 1 | MEGA TRENDS - HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF BUILDINGS 

Tuesday 7 September 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST 

 

SESSION CHAIR INTRODUCTION
12:00 PM AEST 
Speaker: Mark Crawford
CIBSE ANZ Chair & Commissioning Manager, MCL

 

 

THE TRENDS RESHAPING THE HEALTHY BUILDINGS MOVEMENT
The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) is at the forefront of the global movement to transform our buildings and communities in ways that help people thrive. IWBI delivers the WELL Building Standard, the leading global rating system, and the first to be focused exclusively on the ways that buildings, and everything in them, can improve our comfort, drive better choices, and generally enhance, not compromise, our health and wellness.

This presentation will focus on how the healthy buildings movement has fundamentally changed since the start of 2020. It will include an outline of some of the short and long-term trends in building management, design, and operations, and will discuss the key building health interventions that are being driven in a post COVID world, including how these interventions extend beyond the four walls of an office. Examples of how organisations in Australia and internationally
are working through these trends will be provided.

12:10PM AEST
Speaker: Jack Noonan
Vice President of the International WELL Building Institute




INSURANCE AND LIABILITY RISKS OF CLIMATE CHANGE

This presentation will provide perspectives from the financial services sector on resilience, including: regulatory, market and investor drivers on the financial services industry; climate scenario analysis; what climate change means for Australian weather-related perils; what needs to be done – building standards and land use; impacts on professional indemnity insurance for service providers.

12:40PM AEST
Speaker: Sharanjit Paddam

Actuary - Climate and ESG risk at Finity Consulting

1:10PM AEST
Panel Discussion
and Q&AWhat's the ROI for healthy buildings and how do we measure this?
Panelists: Above speakers plus Kalpana Jadhav, Pacific Offering Management Leader for Honeywell Building Technologies, Projects & Services


2:00PM AEST 
Virtual lounge and networking rooms open


 


DAY 2 | RESEARCH INTO HEALTH AND WELLBEING OF OFFICES

Tuesday 14 September 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST 

SESSION CHAIR INTRODUCTION
12:00 PM AEST 
Speaker: Hamza Hijazie
CIBSE Auckland Committee Member & Mechanical Lead at AECOM



FROM NICE-TO-HAVE TO MUST-HAVE: LESSONS FROM PRODUCTIVE AND HEALTHY WORKPLACES 
From the rise of Activity-Based Working to the "working from home experiment", how and where we work from changed significantly over the last decade. In this presentation, I will focus on findings from a program of research aimed at understanding similarities in the design, performance and experience of Australian workplaces found in productive and healthy environments.


12:10PM AEST
Speaker: A/Prof Christhina Candido
Director SHE Lab, The University of Melbourne




BUILDINGS ARE OUR BEST MEDICINE
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged energy conservation as the number one design and operating concern for our buildings. In 2021 the international medical community finally acknowledged that indoor air is the dominant route for spread of SARS-CoV-2. This awareness places management of the indoor air environment in the very center of disease control and public health.
 
Monitoring energy consumption by buildings is quite straightforward because electricity and gas meters quickly reflect the quantities used. The other critical metric, and the one this presentation will focus on, is the impact of indoor air quality on the health of human and microbial occupants.


12:40PM AEST
Speaker: Dr Stephanie Taylor, MD, MArch, FRSPH(UK), CABE, ASHRAE D.L.
Infection Control Consultant, Harvard Medical School



1:10PM AEST
Panel Discussion and Q&A: How to build resilient workspaces while the pandemic ensues.
Panelists: Above speakers plus Ian Eitzen, Managing Director at Condair


2:00PM AEST 
Virtual lounge and networking rooms open


 

DAY 3 | SAY IT, DON'T SPRAY IT

Tuesday 21 September 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST 

SESSION CHAIR INTRODUCTION
12:00PM AEST
Session Chair: James Cheesewright
CIBSE Victoria Committee Chair & 
Leader Technical Management at A.G. Coombs


UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF AEROSOL MOVEMENT FOR BUILDINGS 
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant investigation of aerosol movement and propagation in buildings. Drawing on experience of Healthcare Facilities and the use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), and the study of aerosol particles through HVAC, this session will present its findings and illustrate the need for flexibility, and the benefits of a holistic and bespoke approach to services planning.


12:10PM AEST
Speaker: Simon Witts
Principal Engineer at LCI Consultants



PLANNING FOR FUTURE PANDEMICS – CHRISTCHURCH HOSPITAL CASE STUDY
Since the outbreak of COVID-19 Beca have been providing advice to NZ District Health Boards and NZ Ministry of Health around the response to this pandemic and approaches to future pandemic planning in new hospitals. In 2015 Beca completed the design of a new Hospital for Christchurch (Waipapa) that specifically included features to respond to a pandemic for the first time. We are now designing a third ward tower to extend Waipapa’s capacity and have refined those design features with the experience gained during COVID-19. In this presentation, we will share how our approach to pandemic planning has changed with learnings established during the current pandemic.
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Speakers:  
Mat Lensen, Associate Mechanical Engineer at Beca




Richard Walsh, Technical Director Building Services at Beca




1:10PM AEST
Panel Discussion and Q&A: How to bring hospital grade management to offices, hotels and other building types


2:00PM AEST 
Virtual lounge and networking rooms open

 

DAY 4 | EMBEDDING RESILIENCE INTO DESIGN 

Tuesday 28 September 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEST* 
*Note daylight savings may alter the start time in alternative time zones.

SESSION CHAIR INTRODUCTION
12:00PM AEST
Session Chair: Ian Van Eerden
CIBSE NSW Committee Chair & 
Senior Sustainability Consultant at Northrop Consulting Engineers
 

PRACTICAL CHALLENGES OF ELECTRIFICATION
CIBSE is developing a strategic paper on the design and operation implications of increasing provision of building services  delivered  by electricity. De-carbonised electricity supply, coupled with high-efficiency heat pump technology, smart controls, and an increase in electric vehicles, has led to a shift in design thinking and building operation practices. Much of this emerging design approach is not yet supported by guidance, and some of the implications are only just being understood. This paper draws on expertise from across the industry to highlight the challenges and opportunities that arise from the greater electrification of buildings, including plant sizing, demand management, energy use and storage, and the impacts on the wider supply network. It highlights where new guidance is needed, and points to existing best practice and emergent thinking.

12:10PM AEST
Speaker: Prof Tony Day, 
BEng, PhD, CEng, FCIBSE, FEI
Energy Research Consultant, Working Group Chair of CIBSE Briefing Paper Electrical Engineering for Net Zero Buildings




GBCA GUIDANCE FOR THE ELECTRIFICATION OF BUILDINGS
The IPCC report ‘Global Warming of 1.5C’ outlined a series of recommendations for decarbonising the built environment. Amongst them, it called for reducing the sector’s reliance on fossil fuels for heating and cooking through the electrification of the sector. The report also notes the urgent need to prevent installation of fossil fuel infrastructure in buildings to prevent lock-in, and ultimately be replaced through renewables.

Over the past two years, as projects began considering electrification as a decarbonisation strategy, GBCA has identified a number of barriers, including issues at the feasibility stage, lack of understanding of the design approaches required and about the availability of technology and poor design decisions. These two guides (one for new buildings, and one for existing buildings) are intended to overcome these barriers by educating industry practitioners in the process of delivering fully electric buildings, helping dispel misinformation and highlighting solutions for common difficulties.


12:40PM AEST
Speaker: Taryn Cornell
Senior Manager - Green Star Strategy and Development at GBCA



1:10PM AEST
Panel Discussion and Q&A : 
Operational resilience in an all electric world – what happens when the grid goes down?
Confirmed Panellists: 

  • Chair: Ian Van Eerden, CIBSE NSW Committee Chair & Senior Sustainability Consultant at Northrop Consulting Engineers
  • Gavin Edgar, General Manager Development at DOMA
  • Taryn Cornell, Senior Manager - Green Star Strategy and Development, GBCA
  • Tony Day, Energy Research Consultant, Working Group Chair of CIBSE TM67:Electrical Engineering for Net Zero Buildings


2:00PM AEST 
Virtual lounge and networking rooms open


DAY 5 | A CASE OF EXCELLENCE 

Tuesday 5 October 2021, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM AEDT* 
*Note the change to daylight savings time may alter the start time in alternative time zones.

SESSION CHAIR INTRODUCTION
12:00PM AEST
Session Chair: Steve Hennessy
CIBSE ANZ Committee Advisor & 
Building Services Engineer


 DESIGNING FOR OUR FUTURE – ACHIEVING NET-ZERO CARBON, ALL ELECTRIC BUILDINGS USING PASSIVE HOUSE CERTIFICATION
Australian construction practice is lagging behind that in many parts of America and Europe in our ability to achieve high levels of insulation and airtightness performance. Some developers and Universities are starting to look at Passive House Certification as a way of assuring building envelope performance.

This presentation will discuss the lessons learnt in designing and constructing Monash University’s Woodside Building, the largest Passive House Certified building in the Southern Hemisphere. This 19,000 m2 all Electric, Teaching and Research building has been designed and constructed to be Net-Zero Carbon in its operation whilst providing excellent Indoor Environment Quality to the students and staff who use the building.

This presentation will seek to share the learnings from this project which can serve as a model for delivering a Net-Zero Carbon All Electric Building for a Conventional Construction Budget.

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Speaker: Jeff Robinson
Principal and Sustainability Consultant at Aurecon








FINDINGS FROM THE FIRST PASSIVE HOUSE HOSPITAL IN FRANKFURT HÖCHST Kristin-Braunlich-headshot-(1).png
12:40PM AEDT
Speaker: Kristin Bräunlich
Researcher at Passive House Institute



1:10PM AEDT
Panel Discussion and Q&A: The challenges of delivering net-zero carbon outcomes to new and existing buildings

Confirmed Panellists: 

  • Chair: Steve Hennessy, CIBSE ANZ Committee Advisor & Building Services Engineer
  • Alan Zois Margaris, Associate, Group Manager and Senior Electrical Engineer, Northrop
  • Amber Tattersall, Sustainability Manager, Cromwell Property Group
  • Kristin BräunlichResearcher, Passive House Institute
  • Jeff Robinson, Principal and Sustainability Consultant at Aurecon 



2:00PM AEDT 
Virtual lounge and networking rooms open


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