Latest products on show at ARBS exhibition in Melbourne


Australia’s exhibition for heating, ventilation, air conditioning, building services and related industry professionals – ARBS – will be bigger than ever this year.

The show, to be held at the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, will feature more than 250 exhibitors occupying the show’s largest ever floor space.

The renowned ARBS technical seminar series aimed at a variety of audiences from architects and developers to tradies will again be held in conjunction with the exhibition.

Seminars include industry hot topics such as the carbon tax, Building Information Modelling (BIM), cogeneration and trigeneration, and more.

BIM and cogen/trigen will be addressed in a panel forum, with a number of panellists each presenting different perspectives and insights into the topic. Audience questions and answers will be invited.

A mini-theme of this year’s seminar series is Promise versus Performance.

A number of speakers, including international sustainability expert Jerry Yudelson, will address causes and cures for the current discrepancies between building performance “as designed” versus in operation.

Robert Milagre, Green Star-Performance Project Leader at the Green Building Council of Australia will bring professionals up to date on how Green Star-Performance supports building owners, operators and occupants in measuring and monitoring the environmental impact of their buildings. He will explain how you can take practical action to improve your buildings’ performance.

While the carbon tax hogs the limelight, the new refrigerant levy sneaks into play, and another panel discussion will feature perspectives on this.

Patrick McInerney, Director at the Department of Environment, Canberra, will answer questions on the levy and how it impacts your business.

The exhibition opens Monday May 7 and Tuesday May 8 (10am–6pm) and Wednesday, May 9 (10am–4pm).

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