8 December 2010 – Participants in a “cool wall” forum at the Australian Institute of Airconditioning, Refrigeration and Heating’s conference in Sydney last month expect that on the cards will be mandatory performance requirements for buildings both new and old.

Led by Cundall managing director Simon Wild and assisted by three Cundall consultants, the sessions first introduced 21 subjects considered  of importance to the industry and conference delegates were then asked to vote for the issues they considered most important.

According to AIRAH, topics included large-scale uptake of renewables, a federal government commitment to deeper emission cuts, such as a government committing to a 60 per cent reduction by 2030, contracted performance (proof of performance demanded for buildings and products); and peak everything (many natural resources beginning to run out).

Among top subjects flushed out during the sessions were:

  • Contracted performance (Proof of performance demanded for buildings and products)
  • Federal government commitment to deeper emission cuts
  • Large-scale uptake of renewables
  • Enlightened investors and tenants
  • Peak everything
  • Smart energy grids
  • Federal government commitment to deeper emission cuts