Conference: Building Envelopes & Façades, Sydney, 29 June-1 July 2015

David Clark and Simon Spratling spoke at the Building Envelopes & Façades Conference which took place in Sydney on 29th June until 1st July. The conference gave attendees an insight into the current building envelope landscape as well as commercial and residential high rise building envelope and façade trends.


Cost and Performance Benefits: Energy Efficiency and Performance Modelling, by Simon Spratling

Improving energy efficiency and performance modelling can breathe new life into buildings, increasing the market value, and decreasing operational costs. By improving the performance of existing buildings, it is possible to compete against other landlords and the new green building stock. Improving stock now will reduce risk by future proofing against stricter government regulation which is inevitable throughout the world. During this session Simon Spratling demonstrated the cost and performance opportunities represented by performance modeling:

  • Reducing construction costs using performance modelling for code compliance
  • Collaborating earlier and better to influence energy efficiency and glazing design
  • Efficiency opportunities in modelling for multiple outcomes such as thermal comfort, daylight and rating tool certification
  • Lessons learned during costly and complex projects


Façade Design – are we doing it wrong in Australia?, by David Clark

David has over 20 years' experience designing buildings in the UK and Australia. Drawing on the research and analysis of façade performance in his book 'What Colour is Your Building?' he discussed:
  • Why less glass = more useful daylight and improved comfort for occupants
  • Why do we build such leaky façades in Australia?
  • How legislation overseas is changing the architectural design of facades


Conference Details

Where: Rydges Sydney Central
When:   29 June – 1 July 2015

For more information on the conference including how to book tickets click here


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