HVACR: A Major Source of Emissions Reduction

The National Sustainability in Business Conference will be held in Brisbane from the 23-24 March 2017. The Conference theme ‘Renewables – Markets – Innovation – Opportunities – Capital’ will address the need for sustainable business practices, and what this means in today’s ever-changing world.

Tim Edwards

Mr Tim Edwards, President of the Australian Refrigeration Association joins us in March and will present on the topic HVACR: A Major Source of Emissions Reduction’.

The presentation will explain that the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning industry will add more to global warming than all other sources of carbon emissions combined unless we stop using high GWP HFC refrigerants and if we fail to design and manage for energy efficiency.

We will describe how the industry can reduce the cost of HVACR services by $10B pa and reduce national emissions by 7% from HVACR alone. These opportunities are commercially warranted now. We will describe the barriers to innovation in HVACR and specify the technology and policy solutions. The HVACR industry is a global industry within which Australia has an important leadership role and capability.

2017 Conference Topics Include:

  • Renewable Energy Systems and Sources – Biofuel, Biomass, Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Hydropower, Solar Energy, Geothermal Energy, Wave Energy, Tidal energy, Energy Storage and Wind Power. This can also include energy transformation from renewable energy system to grid.
  • Think Local First –  development of the local economy and community, urban agriculture, Buy Local.
  • Innovative Business Opportunities – Incubators, Start Ups, Venture Capital / Entrepreneurs.
  • The Energy Market –  Regulators, Wholesale and Supply Chain, Retailers, Consumer Demand, Carbon trading, Emissions.
  • Trends, Policies and Strategies – current and emerging trends, technologies, research, government policies and industry initiatives within the environmental and sustainability sector
  • Financial Impact – social and environmental risk, industry development, operational and managerial impact, market risk and opportunity, stakeholder issues
  • Innovation – energy transition, application and feasibility, social and economic change, research and development opportunities

For more information on the 2017 National Sustainability in Business Conference and to secure your spot today, please visit the conference website.

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