Institution of Mechanical Engineers IMechE

Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past - 2009 ASHRAE Lecture

15 October 2009

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) President Gordon Holness will focus his remarks on Sustaining Our Future by Rebuilding Our Past, addressing energy efficiency in existing buildings.

"The vast majority of buildings that will exist in the year 2030 exist today," explains Holness. "If we are to have a material impact on overall energy use, it is through renovation of existing building stock. While existing buildings present great challenges, they offer us a greater opportunity to significantly impact our overall national energy demand, reduce our dependence upon imported oil and gas and minimize our carbon footprint. If the building industry is looking to build a sustainable future, we can see the foundations of that right now."

The event will include theĀ Building Services Graduate of the Year finalist presentations, and awards will be presented to the Building Services Graduate of the Year and the winner of the 2009 Construction and Building Services Division Award.


ASHRAE Lecture

: ASHRAE Graduate Competition Finalists
Andy Ford, Director, Fulcrum Consulting
Gordon Holness, ASHRAE President

Duration: 1 hr 45 mins