Seminar series on the revision of the ventilation code

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A national seminar series on the revisions to AS 1668 – The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings is being hosted by Standards Australia and AIRAH.

Standards Australia, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air- conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), will be hosting a national seminar series on the revisions to AS 1668 – The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings.
According to Colin Blair, chief executive officer of Standards Australia, the forums will provide an opportunity for industry participants to hear first-hand from the technical experts.
The series will outline to stakeholders the proposed division of AS 1668 – The use of ventilation and air conditioning in buildings into two parts:

  • AS 1668.2 – Mechanical ventilation of buildings, and
  • AS 1668.4 – Natural ventilation of buildings.

The Standards Australia committee has prepared the documents for consideration by the Australian Building Codes Board for adoption into the National Construction Code. Key proposed changes include:

  • simplification of the methods for selection of minimum outdoor air
  • energy efficiency options across the documents
  • changes to the classifications of exhausts
  • improved provisions regarding odour control of exhaust discharge
  • review of ventilation rates for car parks, and
  • Part 4 – a new standard covering natural ventilation.

The seminars are ideal for regulatory authorities, mechanical services designers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers, maintenance contractors, filter manufacturers and suppliers, facilities managers and building owners. They will be conducted in:

  • Sydney – November 26
  • Canberra – November 27
  • Melbourne – November 28
  • Hobart – November 29
  • Brisbane – December 3
  • Darwin – December 4
  • Adelaide – December 10, and
  • Perth – December 11.

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