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Focus on Energy Management for 2018 Facilities Integrate Expo

Posted 11/6/2018

The premier annual event for the facilities and property management and systems integration is turning its attention to the burning issues of climate change and energy management.

With a Zero Carbon imminent and international (Paris) targets looming, the design, construction and operation of the built environment has multiple contributing factors to climate change - and better management holds the key to minimising compliance costs.

That’s according to Matt Garty, Facilities Integrate Event Manager at North Port Events which puts on the annual Facilities Management and Integration expo. “Climate change is something that affects all of us and we all have a role to play in reducing our impact on the environment. That also extends to the facilities management disciplines, so I’m pleased to announce the introduction of the energy management workshop, with a focus on renewable energy, carbon and sustainability at this year’s show.”

Facilities Integrate uniquely combines the converging worlds of building design and construction with the solutions and services provided by the technology and networking industry. It is an invaluable resource for businesses and provides a unique showcase for those who design, operate, maintain and upgrade buildings, facilities and infrastructure, or design, install and integrate AV and ICT systems.

Taking place on 25-26 September 2018 at the ASB Showgrounds, the trade-only exhibition is the most comprehensive of its kind in New Zealand. Last year’s show attracted more than 2,600 delegates and generated an estimated $38 million in spend for exhibitors, with the value of leads generated calculated at more than $170,000 for each exhibitor.

Garty points out that climate change is high on the current Government’s agenda. “It’s therefore likely to anticipate potential legislative reforms which aim to transition New Zealand to a low emissions and carbon neutral economy. This makes issues of best practice in energy management and efficiency of paramount importance to energy and facility managers, property owners/operators and developers.”

While climate change is the ‘big’ goal of improved energy management and efficiency, Matt Garty points out that the ‘small’ goal is equally attractive for facilities owners and operators. “Significant savings are possible by optimising energy management. At Facilities Integrate, delegates can expect to see the latest safe, reliable and sustainable solutions which can help drive new business and make a difference to the bottom line – and the planet.”

Other highlights of this years’ expo include Tech World, introduced for the first time last year, an enlightening seminar series and real-time electricity consumption measured by Total Utilities’ non-intrusive energy sensors installed in the main exhibition hall. A showcase of the latest developments in technology, Tech World features exhibitors from new markets including artificial intelligence and virtual reality to drones and cyber security.

Continuous Professional Development points are available through the multiple seminars taking place at the show, with the participation of industry bodies including ASIS New Zealand, Facilities Management Association of New Zealand, Energy Management Association New Zealand, the New Zealand Security Association, Master Electricians Association and NABERSNZ with the New Zealand Green Building Council.

Registrations open 8 June 2018 so make sure you pre-register and save 25-26 September in your diary. For more information visit http://www.facilitiesintegrate.nz.

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