The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Australasia are hosting a joint Building Simulation Conference in Brisbane from 20-21 July, 2022.

The theme is Carbon and climate responsive: Getting it done.

The conference will explore the possibility of using building simulation to help ameliorate some of the profoundly challenging issues associated with climate change.

Priya Gandhi from the technical organising committee said simulation is pivotal to achieving
carbon-responsive outcomes in the built environment.

We are in a climate crisis. We need to accelerate the uptake of climate-responsive and sustainable solutions in the built environment in order to meet the Paris Agreement targets and limit global warming to no more than 1.5°C,” Gandhi said.

“Simulation can help us by providing much quicker answers to our questions – from which HVAC systems will work best in which climate and building type, to how changes in the way we use our buildings will impact carbon emissions. It can also give us insights into how our buildings might respond to the changing climate.”

The conference is designed to educate, share, and build on knowledge about how simulation contributes to carbon- and climate-responsive outcomes both at a building and precinct scale.

Four international keynote speakers will address the conference, including the University of Melbourne’s Jen Martin.


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