The future of the built environment, with a focus on innovative responses to existing and emerging trends, will be on show at ARBS 2018, Australia’s only international air conditioning, refrigeration and building services trade exhibition which returns to Sydney on the 8-10 May 2018 at the International Convention Centre (ICC).

With more than 350 exhibitors and in-excess of 9,000 visitors, the exhibition is forecast to be the largest ARBS to date and will offer the industry unrivalled access to the latest in HVAC&R in the southern hemisphere. 

The industry, more than ever, needs to be proactive and engage in the debate in the face of change and the challenges it brings. ‘It remains essential to maximise core capabilities to enhance outcomes, extend service offerings through collaboration which result in more effective service outputs and continue to increase technical expertise through ongoing learning and networking’ says Ian Hopkins, ARBS Chair and industry advocate.

The exhibition facilitates this through the exploration of cutting-edge intelligent building technologies and solutions in the brand-new show floor precinct, [email protected] Data and technology is transforming our built environment and as smart building solutions continue to evolve, they allow property developers and owners to reduce costs, improve energy efficiency and enhance occupant comfort. Recent advancements have meant greater integration and interoperability between key systems, resulting in highly sophisticated building control strategies. [email protected] examines this and more through a series of displays, presentations and hands-on sessions.

Alongside the exhibition, and of interest to the A+D industry, will be the Speaker Series – a full seminar program which will see industry leaders and experts present on an array of topics and management issues whilst facilitating discussions on how we can better design, control and innovate to sustainably and efficiently transform our built environment.

Sydney ICC Central Energy Case Study

A case study highlighting the unique features of Sydney ICC’s central energy plant. Presentations will be delivered by the lead consulting engineers and contractors behind the $1.5 billion redevelopment and will explore challenges faced throughout the project and key lessons learnt.

Sydney ICC Central Energy Plant Tour

Don’t miss out of a rare opportunity to conduct a site tour of ICC central chiller plantroom and experience the system in operation.

Barangaroo South District Cooling from concept to operation

A significant contributor to achieving the carbon positive goal is the district cooling system that provides chilled water to all types of building within the development. Explore challenges including laying the foundations of a workable sustainability strategy; the precinct wide cooling design concepts and strategies employed; integrating the detailed design of the commercial building’s cooling systems; and the transition from construction to the required operating performance.

Barangaroo South District Cooling Site Visit

Join us in a tour of Barangaroo South, a landmark development on the shores of Darling Harbour and one of only 18 projects globally to be a part of the Clinton Climate Initiative’s C40 carbon positive development programme.

The Speaker Series presentations enable you to connect with peers and remain informed and inspired by exploring the future of HVAC&R and the built environment. At ARBS 2018, see all the latest products, talk to manufacturers and distributors about new innovations and enjoy many of the social activities including the awards presentation dinner. 

Since 1998, ARBS has provided a unique forum for the entire industry to connect and develop mutually beneficial business relationships, to source and discover the latest products, systems and service evolutions and to share knowledge of emerging technologies, methodologies and best practice. If you are involved in HVAC&R or building services, then you cannot miss this major industry event. Quick and easy pre-registration is available online which grants free entry across all three days – visit