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Energy Performance Gap - Bridging the gap between design and as built
Wed. 19 April 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm AEST
Energy Performance Gap
A hot topic in the construction industry is building air leakage. You may have heard foreign terms like air permeability, infiltration, air change rate, air flow rates or blower door across different media outlets. All of these terms relate to building air leakage and more specifically, blower door testing. In respect to air leakage, Australian construction is a few decades behind our international counterparts; our buildings are up to 2-3 times leakier than the desired benchmark.
An interactive session, run by Josh Mollison from Sustainability House, aims to educate designers on the importance of controlled building leakage, ventilation and sustainable design, whilst providing updates on upcoming regulation changes that will incorporate building leakage.
Josh has a background and personal interest in sustainable design both at a commercial and residential level. With 5 years’ experience in ESD consulting and project management, ranging from passive building design principles, building infiltration testing and regulatory compliance to holistic ESD rating schemes (Green Star, LEED).
Over the past 2 years Josh was been working cohesively with industry stakeholders on building air infiltration and thermodynamics. In conjunction with the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Association of Australia (AIVAA), Josh is part of the driving force behind the air infiltration proposal for change to the National Construction Code (NCC).
This CPD is accredited for 2 Formal CPD points. AACA Competency: Design