18 April 2012 – US based green buildings expert Jerry Yudelson will be keynote speaker at the Air Conditioning, Refrigeration and Building Services Trade Exhibition at Melbourne’s Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7-9 May.

Based on two years of research for a forthcoming book, The World’s Greenest Buildings, Mr Yudelson  will reveal how five of Australia’s six star Green Star commercial buildings are performing on energy and water consumption.

He will also discuss design strategies for achieving zero-net-energy buildings by 2030. The talk is at 11am on Monday 7 May.

·         See  Yudelson on The need for big, scary, and audacious goals in buildings

Other speakers include Donald Payne, Harry Barron, Simon Bradwell, Anthony Calderone, Ania Hampton, Ashak Nathwani, Roger Kluske, Robert Milagre and Bruce Precious.

Topics range from the latest on indoor air quality, the environment being the biggest loser in the landlord vs tenant issue and a retrofit case study of 179 Queen Street, Melbourne (focusing on the challenges of connecting with the grid of a small power generation system).

Details at the ARBS website