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Competencies:  Design                             Knowledge Domain:  Sustainable Environment


Event Details :

Heating and cooling systems account for over 40% of commercial building energy usage in Australia with significant impact on building star rating.
Solar energy can reduce building energy consumption, and solar resource availability has a natural fit with the cooling needs of a building.There are many ways to take advantage of solar. 
However, introducing solar creates additional design considerations and requires greater integration of building services and architectural design disciplines. A holistic approach during design stage will result in easy adaption of energy efficient technologies in buildings.

In this seminar, participants will gain an understanding of available solar cooling and heating solutions for integration with commercial and residential buildings. 
The seminar will provide guidelines for incorporating sustainable heating and cooling solutions while designing a building envelope. 
Real world examples from CSIRO installations from Australia and global installations from International Energy Agency task 53 (IEA) will be discussed during the seminar.


Dr. Stephen White is a world authority in solar air conditioning and a member of the ARBS “Hall of Fame”. Stephen is domain leader in CSIRO’s Grids and energy efficiency program.

CSIRO is Australia’s national research agency. CSIRO’s energy business has been researching on development of technologies for reducing building energy consumption including solar cooling. CSIRO also has state of the art research facilities in solar air conditioning.

Learning Outcomes :
  • Gain familiarity with market available solar cooling and heating solutions
  • Recognise the design and installation requirements of sustainable heating and cooling technologies in buildings
  • Include sustainable heating and cooling solution options in the conceptual design stage of a building

This seminar provides one formal CPD point per hour on completion of set assessment 


Ticket Costs:

Members:             FREE           (AIRAH or Australian Institute of Architects Members)

Non-Members:      $35


Australian Institute of Architects
Level 2,
41 Exhibition Street
Melbourne, VIC 3000


Australian Institute of Architects
Victorian Chapter
Level 1, 41 Exhibition Street 
T: 03 8620 3866 
E: vic@architecture.com.au

TERMS & CONDITIONS: 1. The Victorian Chapter has the right to cancel or alter the dates, speakers or venue of an event. 2. In the event of cancellation, bookings will be transferred to the next available event unless the registrant requests otherwise. 3. No cancellations or refunds two (2) working days prior to the event. 4. People attending in replace of the registered person must pay the ticket fee associated with their membership type. 5. Please note that start and end times are an estimation. Some seminars may finish earlier or later than the proposed time. 




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