NABERS has released an Expression of Interest for qualified professionals to become members of the NABERS Independent Design Review (IDR) panel for an initial period of three years.
IDR panel members review design documentation and energy models created for NABERS Commitment Agreements. NABERS Commitment Agreements allow buildings that do not yet have existing energy use data, such as new buildings or those going through major refurbishments, to commit to achieving a specific NABERS rating. Reviewers must be on the panel to be qualified to conduct IDRs valid for NABERS Commitment Agreements.
NABERS is seeking expressions of interest for IDR panel membership for:
Spaces that can currently use Commitment Agreements
Office buildings (whole and base)
Spaces that will soon be able to use Commitment Agreements
Data centres (IT equipment, infrastructure and whole facility)
We invite you to review the EOI criteria and scope of works required and submit an offer for these services if you qualify.
Tender documentation is available electronically from the NSW eTendering website. Applications are to be lodged electronically through the same site. This Request for Tender (RFT) is an open tender that is open to all qualified professionals.
The tender is scheduled to close on Friday, 14th December 2018 at 10 am. We strongly recommend you submit your application early as file size can slow downloads and late submissions will not be accepted.
SCHEDULE: 5:30 pm to 6:00 pm – Networking 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Presentations 7:00 pm on – Networking
Light refreshments will be provided.
Note: We are investigating webinar access for those outside Melbourne, so stay tuned!
Guest speakers and presentations:
Airtight Buildings – What is all the hot air about? Matej Culanic, Aurecon
Matej will be exploring how airtightness in commercial buildings impact upon their energy consumption while making sense of conflicting information available on their benefits and detriments. He will discuss how different energy modelling tools used by the industry analyses and calculate the impacts of airtightness.
Matej is an ESD Engineer and Certified Passive House consultant who is part of Aurecon’s sustainability team. He has completed a master’s degree in energy efficiency modelling with a keen passion for simplifying sustainability integration in projects, building energy & daylight modelling, building performance and optimisation.
NatHERS interactive data visualisation dashboard Michael Ambrose, CSIRO
Michael will be presenting on his current work undertaking analysis of house energy rating data obtained from the more than 450,000 Universal Certificates that have been created as part of the NatHERS energy efficiency compliance requirements for new houses within the NCC. He will share a preview of the interactive data visualisation dashboard he created to allow users to explore the data geospatially to discover area-specific trends and practices.
Michael joined CSIRO in 1992 and is a senior experimental scientist in CSIRO’s Land and Water and has a degree in architecture. He leads projects for industry and the Australian government, involving building energy efficiency, life cycle analysis and sustainable urban development. Michael is the author of numerous book chapters, papers and reports on building energy efficiency and urban sustainability.
Are Energy Efficiency and Indoor Comfort Mutually Exclusive?
Guest Speakers and Presentations: Laura’s Comfortable Experience – Ashak Nathwani, University of Sydney and Mahsan Sadeghi, Renson Are Energy Efficiency and Indoor Comfort Mutually Exclusive? – Dennis Lee, NABERS
Date 9 August 2018 Time 5:30pm (6pm start) – 8 pm Venue NDY Office
Level 1, 60 Miller Street
North Sydney Tickets $10, Register via Eventbrite
Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of NDY.