• Pic credit: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
    Pic credit: Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

A panel session will be held on day three of the ARBS Exhibition looking into innovation and the research needs of the HVAC sector.

Attendees will hear from representatives of leading Australian education and research institutions talk about the current research being undertaken in HVACR.

It will include results, outcomes and future research directions, including a Q&A opportunity for industry participants to explore current research needs.

Panellists include CCN award winner, Julian Hudson, managing director of Glaciem Cooling. Hudson has more than 35 years experience in the design, construction, manufacturing and installation of commercial and industrial refrigeration plant and equipment.

He specialises in natural refrigerants and is the founder of Glaciem Cooling.

Associate Professor Wendy Miller from the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Technology in Queensland is also a panellist. Miller will talk about the benefits of parametric design and future climate modelling to optimise a building's envelope and HVAC loads.

She initiates and conducts industry and government funded socio-technical research in energy efficiency and renewable energy in the built environment, with a particular focus on housing and the healthcare sector (hospitals and aged care).

Her areas of interest and research include resilient cooling, living laboratories, electronic building passports, building regulation and compliance, natural ventilation, and indoor environment quality.

The final panellist is CSIRO energy efficiency leader, Dr Stephen White, who leads energy efficiency research at CSIRO.

He has played a leadership role in the start-up of several companies, and the design of award-winning air conditioning systems.

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