• The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.
    The Sustainable Buildings Research Centre.

A new standard for air filter performance will be published later this year.

Details on how this new standard will work will be examined by AFPRO Filters Australia Pty Ltd sales manager, Daniel McCaffrey, in a seminar session at the ARBS Exhibition.

The presentation will be delivered on day one of ARBS which will be held from 28-30 May.

The session will cover AS16890 (Parts 1 to 4) which will be published by Standards Australia this year.

McCaffrey will look at how the new standard compares to the old AS1324 series and legacy international standards.

He will also talk about how to apply the standard to achieve better outcomes.

With the deteriorating quality of outside air, the selection of effective air filtration using current state of art methodology, has become a critical design factor,” McCaffrey said.

He has more than 40 years of experience providing air filter applications and contributes to AIRAH’s technical groups.

Participants will also have an opportunity to learn about Australia’s very own test facility for façade and HVAC systems located at the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre (SBRC).

The facility will be featured in a seminar session at ARBS which will be presented by Dr Craig McLauchlan, the SBRC’s research facilities manager.

He is responsible for the operations and management of the SBRC building and its laboratories.

Since 2011 he has played a key role in the commissioning of the SBRC building and drove the construction, installation and operation of the research equipment within the SBRC laboratories.

This has culminated in the design and project management of the new $2.5 million ‘Building Insights Facility’, a unique world-class facility for thermal testing of building facades and air conditioning systems now entering the final stages of completion.

The ARBS Exhibition will be held at the ICC, Sydney from 28-30 May, 2024.