The deadline for HVACR professionals seeking to submit abstracts for seminars, panels, and workshops for ARBS 2018 is 5pm tomorrow (Thursday, August 31, 2017).

ARBS 2018 is Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition. The seminar program is an opportunity to share expertise, innovation and best practice across all sectors of the industry.

Seminars will run during the exhibition to be held at the Sydney ICC from May 8-10, 2018.

The seminar program is a key component of the exhibition, providing leading-edge education and networking opportunities for HVAC&R and building services trade and professionals.

The call for papers invites submissions in areas such as (but not limited to):

Developments, research and global trends in HVAC&R including the latest industry innovations
Emerging trends in building design; low carbon retrofit, sustainable design, designing for resilience
Net Zero Buildings/Net Zero HVAC&R - net zero strategies, methodologies and tools, low energy HVAC approaches, methods for energy and carbon offsets

Technological innovations in HVAC&R; IoT, data analytics, smart buildings, cloud services, automated fault detection
Refrigeration – technology innovations, new refrigerants, alternatives and non-vapour compression technology, low emission refrigeration practices

Regulatory and compliance requirements; NCC 2019, maintenance standards, Legionella, WHS
Industry standards and rating tools; NABERS, Green Star, Living Buildings, WELL
Project and facility management; Integrated design, BIM to FM, IEQ versus Energy versus productivity

Energy efficiency, peak demand, energy security, renewables and low carbon building services
Modular construction and prefabrication
Case studies demonstrating innovation and best practice in HVAC&R

The format can be a seminar, panel session or workshop, between 30 and 90 minutes in duration.

Guidelines and submission forms are available for download at, or can be emailed by sending a request to

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