Auckland 2016

2-3 Nov, Wed: 8pm-4am, Thu 8pm–3am, ASB Showgrounds

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Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson

Ian Richardson is a Senior Product Engineer with ABB Australia and Chairman/Director of the KNX National Group Australia since 2011. With more than 35 years of industry experience including building automation and power distribution, he is a regular contributor to industry journals and has presented to BICSI South Pacific, Engineers Australia, Australian Institute of Hotel Engineering and Voltimum Australia. Ian is a member of a number of Standards Australia Technical Committees, Australian Industry Group Electrical Advisory Panel, Australian Industry Group Electrical Manufacturing Member Reference Group, RMIT Sustainable Engineering Industry Forum, RMIT Industry Advisory Committee and Voltimum Australia ‘Ask the Expert’ panel.

See Ian Richardson live in Auckland 2016

Thursday 3 November
10am-11am Resene Seminar Series

In an age where natural resources are becoming scarce and at the same time the effects of climate change are globally becoming apparent, more emphasis is being placed on achieving higher energy efficiency in buildings.  At the same time the ‘connected world’ concept is driving technology companies to provide solutions that will allow true convergence of a building infrastructure.

In order to achieve convergence, a standardization of technology platforms is essential across multiple building management disciplines in order to provide a seamless solution. To ensure a future proof environment, standardization at the AS/NZS and/or IEC levels is preferable along with multi-vendor supply channels. The benefits of standardization ensure true convergence of building management controls along with a guaranteed interoperability of multi-vendor systems, along with competition of vendor solutions.

Buildings account for more than 40% of global energy use and 21% of greenhouse gas emissions, so the reduction of energy use in this sector can play an important part in our overall energy costs and environmental footprint.