751969_sAUSTRALIA: The future of the hvac industry is to be discussed at a special conference in Sydney in July.

Organised by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), it intends to build on the success of last year’s event by delving into the challenges faced by the hvac industry, and explore potential solutions and today’s best practice.

The Future of HVAC 2014 conference will be held at the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney from July 16-17 and aims to explore diverse topics, including flexible construction techniques, multi-use buildings and how changing behaviours, perceptions and expectations will affect the HVAC industry.

Conference committee chair Ania Hampton says this year’s conference will continue to embrace the themes of technology, ideas and research, with an emphasis on adaptability and flexibility.

“We’re interested in the economic challenges and opportunities for the sector, including construction, design and manufacturing, and how the HVAC workforce will adapt in the future,” Hampton says.

“The conference itself will be interactive, encouraging participation and the sharing of ideas beyond the presentations. And apart from the obvious networking and professional development opportunities, The Future of HVAC 2014 allows delegates to step away from the daily grind, and interact with other facets of the industry they might not otherwise encounter.”

For more information, or to register, visit www.airah.org.au/TheFutureofHVAC2014