ATA Adelaide Branch meeting - Dr Martin Belusko of UniSA – Thermal StorageJune 20, 2016 at 7:30 pm
When: Monday 20 June 2016, 7.30pm sharp
Where: Goodwood Community Centre (Banquet Hall), 32 Rosa St, Goodwood SA. The centre is convenient to the tram, buses and train. Enter the car park via Florence St.
Cost: ATA members $2. Non-members $5, tea, coffee and biscuits provided.
Presentation: Dr. Martin Belusko is a Senior Research Fellow at the Barbara Hardy Institute specialising in low energy heating and cooling and thermal storage using phase change materials (PCMs). He has a strong industry focus and has investigated the commercialisation of PCMs including their use in air conditioning. He built his energy efficient home incorporating PCM technology and evaluated its performance.
The presentation will include:
- What are PCMs, how are they used and how/where are they installed?
- Issues arising from building own home and performance evaluation.
- Is cooling is more important than heating?
- Theoretical performance versus actual performance.
- Solar powered underfloor heating and cooling - using your floor as a battery.
- PV powered heat pumps.
Other events: Adelaide Sustainable Building Network: Tuesday 28 June. Regenerative Landscapes - connecting natural systems with built environments. See ASBN Facebook page for details.
Thermal camera: A winter reminder that Adelaide branch’s FLIR thermal camera is available for hire to pinpoint cold spots and help to improve your home’s performance. See webpage for details.
ATA meetings put people with questions in touch with people who might have answers. The Q&A session is an open discussion about sustainability topics.
Meetings are open to ATA members and non-members. They aim to be informative and interactive in helping people to learn about living and building sustainability. We look forward to seeing you.
ATA Adelaide Branch Committee & Steve Jenkins, Convenor Phone: 0418 852 234.