SM12: Team Catalyst study - energy consumption comparison between VAV, underfloor and chilled beam air conditioning systems

Team Catalyst will outline outcomes from Phase 2 of the world first comparative study in air distribution systems. The Initial study involved dynamic simulation analysis of passive chilled beam, underfloor air distribution and variable air volume. Phase 2 now adds two additional alternatives to variable air volume configuration. Using data from the simulation of a typical 10 storey commercial building in Sydney, the study provides predicted energy intensity for each of the original and Phase 2 systems.

This session will highlight the importance of proper commissioning and ensuring the HVAC equipment that is installed, is the correct size for the building it serves. Far too often, HVAC installations are oversized, particularly in central chilled water plants. Engineers, Facility Managers and technical staff engaged in HVAC design, commissioning and monitoring will benefit from attending.

BOOK NOW – Cost FREE – Tuesday 19th May 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Ashak Nathwani, Honorary Associate & Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning, University of Sydney

Ashak is an Honorary Associate and a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Architecture, Design & Planning at the University of Sydney. He lectures in Mechanical Services & Facilities Management. Ashak is a Director on ARBS Foundation Board

Prior to joining the University of Sydney in 2011, Ashak was a Director at Norman Disney & Young (NDY) for 15 years of his 33 years tenure with NDY.  He was responsible for all aspects of Sustainability and Engineering.

 Ashak was awarded AM – member of Order of Australia in 2017 for his services to Ismaili Community, Sustainability and Engineering.






Note: The seminar program may be subject to change. If you have registered for this seminar any topic, presenter, timetable or price changes will be communicated as soon as possible prior to the event.