Connect with the industry at ARBS 2024

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Friday, 05 April, 2024

Connect with the industry at ARBS 2024

ARBS 2024 sets the stage for electrical engineers to accelerate change within the HVAC&R industry. As Australia navigates the complexities of ambitious emissions targets and energy efficiency mandates, ARBS 2024, held at the ICC Sydney from 28–30 May, is a key event for industry professionals to connect with the latest trends, engage with industry thought leaders, and shape the future of sustainable building services.

Electrical engineers are uniquely positioned to influence the course of action. With buildings being significant energy consumers and a source of emissions, the focus on HVAC&R systems becomes increasingly pronounced. The HVAC&R sector is therefore a crucial field for engineers looking to make an impactful difference.

Innovation and sustainability on show

ARBS 2024 brings the electrical engineering community face-to-face with the challenges and opportunities presented by the evolving landscape. Amidst the backdrop of a warming climate and increasing energy demands, the event spotlights innovation for a sustainable future. With more than 320 exhibitors and an expected 9000 attendees, ARBS 2024 provides professionals with a platform to exchange ideas and see cutting-edge solutions that redefine efficiency and performance in HVAC&R systems.

Top 5 must-attend seminars for electrical engineers at ARBS 2024

The ARBS Seminar Program offers a series of insights for the industry, including:

  1. Embodied Carbon & Climate Resilience in HVAC: A Keynote with CIBSE President, Adrian Catchpole: This session will review the intricacies of embodied carbon in HVAC systems and provide engineers with strategies to enhance climate resilience. It is an essential discussion for those aiming to reduce the environmental impact of their projects.
  2. Electrification of the Built Environment, AIRAH Working Group: Electrification is a critical pathway for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from HVAC systems. This working group session will delve into technological advancements and electrification strategies, offering electrical engineers a blueprint for innovation.
  3. Safety Standards Around the New Refrigerants – Codes, Standards & Applications, Stuart Kirkwood Trane Technologies: The introduction of new refrigerants to minimise environmental impact requires engineers to navigate emerging safety standards. This seminar will empower attendees with the knowledge to implement these standards effectively.
  4. Active Power Factor Correction, Thomas Heine, ebm-papst: Understanding the intricacies of power quality and consumption in HVAC systems is crucial. This seminar will focus on active power factor correction, a vital tool for engineers to enhance energy efficiency and reduce electrical waste.
  5. Global Policy, Market, and Technology Trends for Natural Refrigerant Applications in Refrigeration and Heat Pumps, Jan Dusek, Atmosphere/schecco: Staying apprised of global trends is paramount. This session will explore the use of natural refrigerants, presenting electrical engineers with insights into sustainable refrigeration and heat pump technologies.

A celebration of excellence: The ARBS Industry Awards

The ARBS Industry Awards is a highlight, celebrating the pinnacle of innovation and excellence in the industry and will be held at 7 pm on 29 May at the ICC Grand Ballroom. Recognition at this gala event honours the achievements of individuals and organisations that are setting new benchmarks in the industry. Secure your tickets today for the most anticipated evening in the industry.

Embracing electrification in a net zero future

A major hot topic in the industry today is the transition to net zero. With Victoria, New South Wales, ACT and Queensland setting ambitious carbon reduction targets for 2035, the conversation is geared towards developing strategies for phasing out fossil fuel systems. Financial reporting standards introduced in 2023 are expected to make sustainability reporting as fundamental as financial reporting, increasing the focus on net zero commitments and their verification.

Today’s industry leaders are discussing the decarbonisation of Australia’s electricity grid, aiming for an 82% renewable target by 2030. This shift is critical as the building sector looks to eliminate gas, responsible for a significant portion of emissions, especially in Victoria. Updated governmental roadmaps and policies across several states are pushing for the electrification of buildings, with the Green Building Council of Australia noting that nearly a third of the nation’s building energy consumption stems from fossil gas. Expert speakers will discuss these critical issues and explore solutions for a net zero emissions future at ARBS 2024.

Register today for ARBS 2024

ARBS 2024 presents a unique opportunity for the entire built environment sector to exchange ideas, discover new technologies, and develop relationships. As the industry gathers in Sydney, the collective expertise and commitment will not only address today’s environmental challenges but will also lay down the framework for tomorrow’s advancements. Attendees will leave ARBS 2024 equipped with actionable insights, inspired by industry leaders, and empowered to make a tangible impact on the world’s climate goals.

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