Join IBPSA Australasia at WSP Melbourne to learn about the NABERS Commitment Agreement process direct from experts at NABERS and Team Catalyst.

We are delighted to have Nadine Wagstaff from NABERS to present on the Commitment Agreement process, reasons to sign a Commitment Agreement, and how NABERS Committed Projects achieve their operational performance. Nadine has experience across various stages of the building lifecycle, including design, planning, policy, and operation. Her focus at NABERS is bridging the gap between design intent and actual outcomes in operation.

PC Thomas, a Director of Team Catalyst, has been a member of the NABERS Independent Design Review (IDR) panel since its inception.  PC is a specialist in improving energy efficiency of large buildings from early design through post-occupancy. From his years of reviewing building designs and energy models, PC will share insights on the IDR process useful for design teams.

In addition to office buildings, NABERS Commitment Agreements have been expanded to include data centres, shopping centres, apartment buildings, and hotels. Commitment Agreements can be used to meet Section J energy efficiency requirements under NCC 2019 for commercial office buildings.

Date: 27 February 2020
Time: 5:30 – 8pm
Location: WSP Melbourne, 15/28 Freshwater Pl, Southbank VIC 3006
Cost: $25 (full time students are free – limited spots available), $15 webinar

There has been a lot of buzz around the ABCB’s NCC2019 facade calculator, especially now that a beta version has been released! In this Brisbane workshop we will be getting a special look at the final tool with the original developer, Darren O’Dea. In May in Melbourne we gave you a preview of how the tool worked, but at this event you’ll get to see the final format in preparation for using it on your next project.

The development of the facade calculator was funded by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) to assist professionals in determining and demonstrating compliance with the facade provisions of the NCC2019.

Darren is Chief Building Physics Nerd at Fabric First, a Melbourne startup which aims to deliver better buildings through a fully optimised building envelope. He is a Passive House Certified Designer and experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry, skilled in the design and delivery of sustainable buildings.

Please join us in Brisbane for a special workshop at Northrop, featuring the final ABCB Facade Calculator tool for NCC2019 with the tool’s developer, Darren O’Dea.

Doors open at 5:30 PM and the workshop will commence at 6:00 PM, followed by networking and light refreshments.

Light refreshments will be provided.

Date: 12 September 2019
Location: Aurecon Brisbane (25 King Street, Bowen Hills)
Cost: $25 (full time students are free – limited spots available)
CPD: 1 Sustainable CPD point (GBCA)

Webinar: Now available! Register for access.

There has been a lot of buzz around the ABCB’s NCC2019 facade calculator, but it hasn’t been seen in its final form just yet! In this workshop Sydney will be getting a special look at the final tool with the original developer, Darren O’Dea. In May in Melbourne we gave you a preview of how the tool worked, but at this event you’ll get to see the final format in preparation for using it on your next project.

The development of the facade calculator was funded by the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) to assist professionals in determining and demonstrating compliance with the facade provisions of the NCC2019.

Darren is Chief Building Physics Nerd at Fabric First, a Melbourne startup which aims to deliver better buildings through a fully optimised building envelope. He is a Passive House Certified Designer and experienced professional with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry, skilled in the design and delivery of sustainable buildings.

Please join us in Sydney for a special workshop at Northrop, featuring the final ABCB Facade Calculator tool for NCC2019 with the tool’s developer, Darren O’Dea.

Doors open at 5:30 PM and the workshop will commence at 6:00 PM, followed by networking and light refreshments.

Light refreshments will be provided, courtesy of Team Catalyst.

Date: 25 July 2019, 5:30 PM
Location: Northrop Sydney (Level 11, 345 George St)
Cost: $25 (full time students are free – limited spots available)
CPD: 1 Sustainable CPD point (GBCA)

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 – https://bluejeans.com/672964591  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.

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)
    • Office tenancies
    • Hotels.
  • Spaces that will soon be able to use Commitment Agreements
    • Shopping centres
    • Data centres (IT equipment, infrastructure and whole facility)
    • Apartment buildings.

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.

RFT Title: NABERS Independent Design Review panel refresh and extension
RFT/RFQ No: EOI_2110

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.