CONGRATULATIONS TO THE ARBS 2020 AWARDS WINNERS!

ARBS 2020 YOUNG ACHIEVER

CHRIS STAMATIS – COPPERTREE ANALYTICS

Chris started CopperTree Analytics Australia in 2015 with the vision of Building Analytics becoming the industry standard for facility management, maintenance and tuning. Chris has acted as the Director of CopperTree Analytics Australia since inception and has been a key part of its growth in the last 4 years, with the implementation of Analytics in over 140 buildings. CopperTree’s growth has been the result of continual development and market education driven by Chris. He is passionate about Building Analytics and is continually working with building owners, maintenance providers and consultants to improve how analytics is used in the industry. With his background in BMS maintenance and consulting he is adamant that Analytics has the potential to revolutionise the way we mange buildings.

Chris has been heavily involved with AIRAH and looks to give back to industry wherever he can. Chris has presented at several Conferences and has been a key member of the ‘Big Data/Analytics Special Technical group’ which he was recently appointed chair. Chris was also involved in writing the new DA19 maintenance manual for AIRAH, the DA19 manual is a HVAC maintenance guideline that is used in a majority of maintenance tenders.

ARBS 2020 PROJECT EXCELLENCE AWARD

THE WOOLWORTHS ENERGY MANAGEMENT CENTRE – BUENO & WOOLWORTHS

In every industry, the latest technology concepts are changing the way we do business. Facilities Management of the Built Environment is no exception. However, in many cases the application of technology has not progressed past initial trials or single site concepts. This project demonstrates the successful application of the latest in data and analytics technology – at considerable scale with commercially viable returns on investment.

The Woolworths Energy Management Centre (EMC) was designed and built to use data and analytics to optimise the energy consumption across 980 Supermarkets across Australia.

Using a combination of 4,000 existing IoT devices, 6,500 newly installed sub meters, 7 different OT communication protocols, and purpose built cloud and network architecture, connection was made to the key energy intensive assets at each site.

Consuming 350 million granular data values per day, bespoke analytics were developed for Refrigeration, HVAC and Lighting, which make up over 85% of a sites energy consumption.

The application of analytics at this scale has delivered benefits in both energy reduction and operational value, as a new data driven operations approach becomes the norm.

Analytics at this scale has not been achieved elsewhere and is a first in the Refrigeration and HVAC space.

Delivered 2 years early and 25% under budget, it is an excellent example of a results orientated partnership between Bueno and Woolworths.

ARBS 2020 PRODUCT EXCELLENCE AWARD

ACTROL – DC-3 SMART REFRIGERATION SYSTEM

The DC-3 Smart Refrigeration System is redefining our industry with a plug and play remote system for commercial walk in and reach in cold rooms. DC-3 has a speed-controlled BLDC (Brushless Direct Current Scroll Compressor), serial data connection between all major components and advanced algorithms to provide more than 25% energy savings over other good quality on/off systems. DC-3 also smooth lines storage temperatures to maintain perishable goods quality and extend product shelf life. DC-3 is sold as a kit to benefit all parts of the supply chain and is the first system of its type in the world for the commercial refrigeration industry. DC-3 brings benefits previously only available to higher cost industry to the commercial cold room sector. Australia has around 260,000 commercial cold rooms making the potential energy savings and CO2 emission reductions of DC-3 enormous.

ARBS 2020 SOFTWARE/DIGITAL EXCELLENCE

BUENO PLATFORM – BUENO

Through the application of data science principles and machine learning, Bueno’s platform enables improved operations, maintenance and sustainability outcomes for buildings. The platform allows users to take a data driven approach to support the operation of buildings by codifying engineering knowledge and applying it to the management of assets at scale.

The platform has been applied to more than 1,700 buildings in 6 countries. It is in use by local household names such as Woolworths, Crown Casino, Star Casino, MIRVAC, DEXUS, Vicinity and Westfield as well as internationally by Intel (at their newest smart campus in Bangalore), the Canadian Federal Government and Canadian Department of Defence.

ARBS 2020 OUTSTANDING INDUSTRY EDUCATION/TRAINING AWARD

PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN BUILDING SERVICES – HVAC&R – AIRAH

AIRAH’s accredited Professional Diploma in Building Services – HVAC&R is the industry’s definitive postgraduate mechanical engineering training course.

  • Suitable for recent mechanical engineering graduates, or those with significant experience in associated fields of HVAC&R seeking to better understand engineering design processes.
  • Competency-based assessment, verifying each student is self-motivated and prepared to work effectively under senior guidance, at a graduate level in the HVAC&R industry.
  • Outsourced training opportunity for HVAC&R businesses committed to the development of their graduates and staff.

In addition to the theory content provided across four key training areas (Fundamentals; Equipment and Components; Systems; and Practice and Performance), the program takes students on a journey of designing an HVAC system over 12 assignments. Feedback from experienced engineers is provided at every step.

The program offers in-depth experience into the overall journey of an HVAC&R mechanical engineers’ job. Practical takeaways include reviewing a site; presenting design options to a client; calculating heat loads (manually, from basic principles); selecting equipment; designing; compliance assessment; budgeting; energy reporting; and compiling a tendering document.

Students are required to go beyond course material reading. They must also demonstrate their readiness to operate on real-world projects and undertake their own research to determine answers to design problems. Based on industry guidance, successful participants will exhibit initiative, curiosity and creativity in their assignments.

The PDBS accreditation has established itself as the most important education and training tool for HVAC&R industry professionals. Over 220 students have undertaken the program since its release in 2016.