Drawdown Australia Keynote Highlights Program for ATMO Australia on July 28

By Michael Garry, Jun 29, 2020, 17:46 3 minute reading

updated at: Jul 06, 2020, 16:06

Cooling as a service, Clean Cooling, and the evolution of HVAC are among the other topics to be addressed at the online conference.

Gene BlackleyFounder & Climate Solutions Advocate for Drawdown Australia – part of the global climate-mitigation program Project Drawdown – will deliver the keynote address at ATMOsphere Australia, which will take place online on July 28. 

ATMOsphere Australia is organized by shecco, publisher of this website.

Project Drawdown has identified refrigerant management as one of the most important climate-change mitigation strategies among 76 currently analyzed by the program. In its most recent report, Project Drawdown said refrigerant management and alternative refrigerants can cut over 100Gt of GHG by 2050 – almost twice what all nations generated in 2018.

Drawdown Australia is one of the Drawdown “hubs“ that have also formed in the U.S., Europe and Canada. It is furthering the mission of Project Drawdown in the Australian market. 

“Drawdown Australia will be a unifying education and advocacy hub, facilitating cross-sector collaboration to better unite the actions of researchers, activists, everyday citizens, business leaders, policy makers and governments at all levels,” says the Drawdown Australia website.

In addition to the keynote, ATMOsphere Australia will feature a wide range of other speakers and topics, including   panels with suppliers, end users, contractors, policy decision makers and representatives from education:

  • Thomas Motmans, Sustainable Energy Finance Specialist for BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy). BASE is engaged in expanding the reach of sustainable cooling through the cooling-as-a-service business model.
  • Toby Peters, Engineering and Physical Sciences Professor in Cold Economy at the University of Birmingham, U.K.  Peters has developed the concept of Clean Cooling, which aims to deliver sustainable cooling to everyone who needs it globally.
  • Jan Dusek, COO, shecco. Dusek will discuss the latest market and policy trends in Australia, New Zealand and the world, with selected statistics from sheccoBase on natural refrigerant technologies.
  • A panel on "Are we ready for the future?" With Megan Dinsdale Jones, Sales Engineer for Patton NZand Jane Hadjion, Founding Coordinator, Engineers Declare.
  • A panel on "HVAC in Future Building Design: A Way to Accelerate Net-Zero," with Michael Li, Senior Project Manager (Cities & Policy), Climate Works; Davina Rooney, Chief Executive Officer, Green Building Council of Australia; and Chris Buntine, Sustainability Consultant, Northrup Consulting Engineers.
  • A panel on “The HVAC Revolution: How is the HVAC market changing?” This session will look at new opportunities in the HVAC sector, particularly with natural refrigerants, covering new technology and market trends. Speakers include: Michael Hamilton, Managing Director Commercial Sales, Seeley International; Rob Paul, Technical Sales Engineers Industrial Refrigeration AU/NZ, Johnson Controls Industrial; and Graeme Marr, Frick Sabroe Product Specialist Industrial Refrigeration AU/NZ.
  • The “Insights from the Contractors” panel will include Matthew Darby, Managing Director, Ecochill (Auckland NZ), who will speak about hydrocarbon solutions in New Zealand.
  • The “Solutions for the Cold Chain” panel will include a representative from Embraco, who will speak on about hydrocarbon trends in commercial refrigeration.

ATMOsphere Australia will also feature:

  • Smart Design and IoT.
  • Energy efficiency and how to improve it.

For more information, and to register, click here.

By Michael Garry

Jun 29, 2020, 17:46




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