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RP1033: Mainstreaming High Performance Commercial Building HVAC

Project leader name: 
Ian Dixon, AECOM
Project status: 
Current
Project period: 
01/2017 to 06/2018

This project aims to investigate how to mainstream high performance Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) in commercial buildings. The project will tackle this issue with three areas of work, which are to:

  • Tackle the minimum energy requirements of the National Construction Code regarding energy consumption metrics for HVAC in commercial buildings.
  • Investigate the current best practice of HVAC designs in Australian commercial buildings and communicate that to industry to raise standards.
  • Investigate the five largest energy consuming components in a high performance commercial HVAC system and closely examine if there are opportunities for further improving current best practice.