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Tackling Air Tightness Seminar

Air tightness is one of the biggest challenges we're facing when it comes to building performance. Ensuring that a whole building is well-sealed creates measurably better performance for both energy efficiency and control of the indoor environment.

The industry is now taking a pro-active approach to develop more efficient air tightness practices for existing and new buildings. GBCA has introduced air tightness credit points, and the National Construction Code will be updated in 2019 to improve current practices.

But what are the common practices and how can the industry improve them? This seminar will provide a comprehensive understanding of air tightness challenges, how to commission air tightness and the intricacies of air tightness testing.

Hear from Sean Maxwell, President of the Air Infiltration and Ventilation Association of Australia as he gives us his perspective on the development of air tightness standards in Australia. Read the full article.

Key topics include:

  • Air Tightness requirements and legislation developments
  • Air tightness and Green Star credits
  • Commissioning techniques to get better results on new and existing buildings
  • Air Tightness testing and practical examples for commercial and residential buildings
  • Benefits, value, and challenges of air tightness testing
  • From standard to best practice
  • Case studies
  • Workshop activity: the Red Pen Test

Download the SYDNEY agenda.

Download the MELBOURNE agenda.

Speakers include:

Chris Nunn, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate, AMP Capital

Peter Mathieson, Technical Director, Built Environment, Aurecon

Nicole Sullivan, Senior Manager, Green Star Solutions, Green Building Council of Australia

Joseph Cheung, Technical Director & Consultant, Efficiency Matrix

Jessica Allen, ESD Consultant, Sustainability House

Rory Martin, Sustainability Manager, Residential, Frasers Property Australia

Milica Tumbas, Principal Architect, Lovell Chen

Clare Parry, Director, Grun Consulting

Ben Mason, Services Manager, Project Design Management, Mirvac

Adam Selvay, Energy & Sustainability Manager,Henley Properties

Sean Maxwell, Technical Manager, Pro Clima, President, Air Infiltration and Ventilation Association of Australia, Deputy Chair, AIRAH Special Technical Group in Building Physics

John Konstantakopoulos, Managing Director, Efficiency Matrix

Ross Tucker, Head of Strategy & Business Development, Lendlease

Devin Grant, Director, Granted Construction

Jeremy Mansfield, Sustainability Manager QLD/NT, Lendlease

Stuart Lee, Craftsmen Quality Builders

Jesse Clarke, Building Science Manager, Pro Clima

What will the course cover?

This one day course will provide comprehensive information on air tightness requirements at an industry and project levels, as well as further clarity on the complexities of the blower door testing with practical exercise. Case study examples will discuss commercial and residential cases.

Why attend?

  • Get ahead of the problem early and prepare your business for the upcoming regulation changes and to get your green star credits.
  • Appreciate the importance of air tightness challenges to deliver sustainable and energy efficient buildings
  • Understand the complexities of air tightness commissioning, testing and results to get better outcomes
  • Assess how to start planning for air tightness in your current portfolios and future projects
  • Lead the adoption of best practice air tight buildings to drive the building industry forward

Who is the course designed for?

The course is designed for all the parties involved in the development of a project to deliver air tight buildings and improve air tightness in existing buildings: property developers, architects, engineering Services, ESD Consultants, Local Government, Project Managers, Contractor/Builder, Manufacturer/Supplier.

Plus, in recognising those in project management roles who would only require an industry update and understanding of the issue, we have designed an overview session (Session 1 only), bookable separately.

Early Bird rates are available until COB 23rd August for the Sydney seminar and COB 6th September for the Melbourne seminar. See below rates:

  • Members: Early bird rate: $599 (Late rate: $699)
  • Non-members: Early bird rate: $749 (Late rate: $849)
  • Future Green Leaders: Early bird rate: $419 (Late rate: $490)
  • Session 1 only: $199(M) / $249 (NM) / $149 (FGL)

Don't forget! This session will earn you CPD points. 

  • Session 1: 2 Green Star CPD points
  • Full day: 6 Green Star CPD points

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Course details
This course has multiple dates or locations.

CPD points

6 Green Star CPD point(s).


Sydney | Melbourne

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