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IBPSA Seminar Series, Brisbane, 5 March 2019

TOPIC: Weather Data, Timber Buildings & The Effects of Rooflights on Energy Performance hosted by Aurecon Brisbane, 25 King Street, Bowen Hills

SCHEDULE: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Arrival 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Presentations 7:00 pm on – Networking

Light refreshments will be provided.

FEE: Professionals $20, Full Time Students Free

Webinar: Bluejeans –  Meeting ID: 672 964 591

CPD: 1 Sustainable CPD Point (GBCA)

Guest speakers and presentations:

Future weather data – what is it and what can I do with it? Nicki Parker, NDY

The weather data that we base our energy models on is old. Like really old! TRY and IWEC files are based on historical data from the 1970’s and 80’s, and so, not only is it unrepresentative of current weather conditions, it’s way off anything that we are likely to experience in the future! The buildings we design are constructed to last 30-50 years, and many will outlast this, so what can we do to understand how are built environment might perform in the future?

K25 – Largest Timber Office Building in Australia Luke McKenzie, Aurecon

25 King commands a unique street presence on King Street, with its striking combination of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) and glass. With state-of-the-art technology and sustainable outcomes, 25 King is the definition of a connected, collaborative workspace for high-performance teams. Is the future of all construction in timber?

The effects of rooflights on energy performance of a commercial retail building in a sub-tropical and a temperate climate Mahmudul Hasan, Certis

This research aims to develop an energy-efficient solution by predicting the nature of energy use for a retail building with rooflights in a sub-tropical and a temperate climate of Australia. The research highlighted in the study includes (a) the maximum amount of area dedicated to rooflights that can make a retail building energy efficient; and (b) the effects on other building elements on the increased use of rooflights. The study demonstrates that allocating a maximum 20% of a conditioned space to rooflights can be applicable for a retail building in terms of creating an energy-efficient solution. That is, improvement of annual energy saving (kWh/yr). To achieve this, building elements such as glazing, insulation and colour need to be changed.

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