Energy demand in Australia’s built environment could be halved by 2030 and potentially cut by over 70 percent by 2050, delivering savings of 30-35 percent over the whole building sector. Energy Efficiency is the least cost source of emissions reduction. Adopting energy efficient technology and principles could increase Australia’s GDP by as much as $38 billion by 2050.
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Nearly all buildings share the same challenges in the management of energy reduction and are major consumers of electricity in the form of heating, cooling, lighting and hot water. Buildings are energy intensive, accounting for 40% of primary energy use and are responsible for up to 40% of CO2 emissions within Australia. Existing technologies in the form of lighting retrofits, heating & cooling plant, window and roof optimisation, renewables and storage, energy-efficient motors, variable-speed drives, integrated building controls and automation systems can significantly reduce building energy consumption by up to 50-70%.
Whether an organisation is guided by sustainability performance or reducing cost structures, energy management for commercial operations is critical. With electricity prices continuing to rise for the foreseeable future, improving energy performance can be the first step toward optimising an organisations buildings portfolio. Energy efficiency helps mitigate rising energy costs, reduces environmental footprints, and increases the value and competitiveness of a building. With the Energy efficiency retrofitting revolution well underway, understanding which strategy to implement and applying energy efficient solutions into your facility can ensure your energy efficiency and business objectives are met.
High Performance Energy 2016 is a two day executive seminar designed to facilitate interactions between senior Real Estate, Facilities Management, Engineering, Operations & Maintenance, Building Specifiers, Energy Saving & ESD Consultants and Sustainability Executives with Solutions Partners to discuss energy performance business objectives. The event brings together senior executives charged with improving the economic performance of their building stock from a variety of industries who share a common challenge / interest in energy performance optimisation in their buildings. The event focuses on:
> Reducing energy bills
> Monitoring energy consumption and reporting
> Peak load demand management
> Heat load management
> Impact of a building on its occupants and productivity improvement
> Impact of a building on the environment
> Optimisation and energy efficiency principles to improve a buildings economic and environmental performance
> Exploring technologies for optimising energy efficiency in the primary areas of:
3) Building Envelope
4) Technology & Automation
5) Renewables & Storage
> Providing take-away High Performance Energy strategies and solutions to apply into your facility