The annual Auckland Facilities Integrate expo for facilities & property management and systems integration will focus more on climate change & energy management this year.
Event manager Matt Garty, of North Port Events Ltd, said that, with a target for Auckland to become a zero waste region by 2040 approved by Auckland Council’s environment & community committee today, and international targets from the Paris climate change accord, better management of better designed & constructed buildings would hold the key to minimising compliance costs.
Mr Garty said: “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 & sustainability at this year’s show.”
Facilities Integrate combines the converging worlds of building design & construction with the solutions & services provided by the technology & networking industry. Mr Garty said it was an invaluable resource for businesses and provided a showcase for those who design, operate, maintain & upgrade buildings, facilities & infrastructure, or design, install & integrate AV & ICT systems.
The trade-only exhibition will be held at the ASB Showgrounds on 25-26 September. Last year’s show attracted over 2600 delegates and generated an estimated $38 million in spend for exhibitors. Mr Carty estimated the value of leads generated was over $170,000/exhibitor.
“Because climate change is high on the Government’s agenda, it’s therefore likely to anticipate potential legislative reforms which aim to transition New Zealand to a low emissions & carbon neutral economy.
“This makes issues of best practice in energy management & efficiency of paramount importance to energy & facility managers, property owners/operators & developers.”
The “small goal” is that optimising energy management can lead to significant savings: “At Facilities Integrate, delegates can expect to see the latest safe, reliable & sustainable solutions which can help drive new business and make a difference to the bottom line – and the planet.”
Tech World, introduced last year, will feature exhibitors from new markets including artificial intelligence & virtual reality to drones & cyber security.
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