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“ Failure to comply with the proposed disclosure requirements would carry a maximum penalty of $100,000 and misuse of energy information could lead to a maximum two year jail term ”

Combet Introduces Bill Mandating Energy Disclos

Sustainable Transport Guide

Assistant Climate Minister, Greg Combet introduced a Bill to Federal Parliament in March that will require office building owners to disclose their building’s energy rating and lighting efficiency to prospective buyers and tenants

How to drive better transport decisions for your business

The Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill will mean owners of large commercial office buildings – and head tenants sub letting office space – have to provide prospective purchasers and tenants with a building energy efficiency certificate containing the relevant information.

Greenfleet and the Net Balance Foundation have published a sustainable transport guide that provides employers and their employees with simple, achievable strategies to reduce emissions associated with commuting to and from work, business meetings and freight transport.

Mandatory disclosure obligations will apply to office space covering 2,000 square metres or more.

The Guide has been developed with key industry players to help all businesses and organisations take up sustainable transport options. This is a visible and often immediate way for businesses to show their commitment to sustainability and a great start for any sustainability journey. Sustainable transport practices can also deliver significant cost savings, by reducing airfares, fleet costs, fuel costs, car parking and freight costs. Some less obvious benefits are improved employee health from walking, cycling and running to work, increased productivity and a reduction in employee absenteeism.

Failure to comply with the proposed disclosure requirements would carry a maximum penalty of $100,000 and misuse of energy information could lead to a maximum two year jail term. “Penalties aside, the proposed legislation is set to change commercial buildings and the way they manage energy use,” comments AE Smith’s CEO, Andrew Permezel, who believes management of existing buildings via retrofitting, service and maintenance will be required to simply remain competitive during the sale or lease process. The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the Bill says it’s reasonable to estimate there’s a 20 – 30% gap between the average energy performance of the sector and the best performing buildings.

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Australia’s workplaces have a new set of tools to help them cut their contribution to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

AE Smith was the first HVAC company to be a supporter of Greenfleet and surpass our goal to plant 10,000 trees by 2010. Greenfleet is a not-for-profit forestry organisation that was the first to become a Greenhouse FriendlyTM Government Approved Abatement Provider. Through Greenfleet, AE Smith offsets its entire fleet of some 200 vehicles across the country including one special AE Smith “Happy Truck” (pic above) that celebrates AE Smith’s long standing community support of Ronald McDonald House in Perth.

The Guide provides detailed strategies and examples covering a broad spectrum of transport related issues for all organisations, regardless of size or industry. Called “Your Sustainable Transport Guide”, it is available from the Researchers section at www.greenfleet.com.au

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“ The practice, discipline and focus on team work from Dance Drill sport is something that translates to my role at AE Smith ”

Drill & Dance Winner Decades of drills and dance have helped develop strong discipline and team work skills for Karen Kratzmann from the Brisbane AE Smith Service team Participating in Dance Drill sport since the age of five, Brisbane’s Karen Kratzmann’s Dance & Drill team - the Celtic United Precision Drill team won first place in both the “Set Drill Routine” and the “Precision Drill Routine” in the Australian National Titles for Drill & Dance in April. Competing in four events, Karen’s team also placed 3rd and 4th in their other routines; improving on their result in Sydney last year.

“Very soon, key decision influencers typically associated with a building sale or lease will also include energy efficiency,” comments Permezel, who adds that six, seven and eight star buildings or equivalent will become the new standard in the future. With so many existing commercial buildings around Australia not NABERS rated (a requirement for building energy efficiency certificates under the new legislation), AE Smith predicts a “rush” on assessment, certification as well as putting in place appropriate retrofit actions to help make commercial buildings more efficient and commercially attractive.

AE Smith’s Brisbane Payroll and Administration Assistant, Karen has been involved in the sport for 25 years – a past time that she describes as being dominated by discipline and working as a team.

“For very practical reasons, it’s important to allow enough time to collate base building data to assess the performance of your building,” adds Permezel, who sites that NABERS ratings require 12 months of continuous data as part of the strict validation and verification protocols.

“The practice, discipline and focus on team work from Dance Drill sport is something that translates to my role at AE Smith – it means I focus on how our branch can work to the best of its ability to work as a team”.

“The introduction of mandatory disclosure will also see current standards of energy efficiency become the norm in Australia,” says Doug Binns General Manager of AE Smith’s newly launched business division.

Initially encouraged by her mother to participate in the sport, Karen has competed at other state and national events. Congratulations Karen!

Recently, AE Smith launched Emerald Sustainable Performance – a dedicated energy services business that’s aimed at helping building owners and property managers improve the environmental performance of buildings.

See Karen and the Celtic United Precision Drill team in action on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfwhcLoR4KU

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Ready or not – mandatory disclosure is on its way An outcome on the federal government's Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill is expected during the current parliamentary session, which ends 24 June. The Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill has been introduced to Federal Parliament – which will require office building owners to disclose their energy efficiency. Are you fit and ready for mandatory disclosure?

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With increasing pressure on owners and operators, Binns believes the time is right to set in place long term strategies for reducing energy use and developing better efficiencies for their building assets: “Energy efficiency is set to become a key selection criteria by tenants and property professionals weighing up the pros and cons during the sale or lease of a building,” comments Binns who envisages a time when buildings with the equivalent of six, seven and even eight stars on the existing NABERS rating scale becomes the standard in the future. “To simply remain competitive with your building asset in the future, far reaching energy efficiency measures will need to be put into place,” adds Binns.

Full list of AE Smith NABERS Accredited Assessors at www.aesmith.com.au

AE Smith staff based around Australia (see pic below right) have either begun NABERS training and/or successfully completed their examinations to attain full NABERS Accredited Assessor status. Only NABERS Accredited Assessors are able to perform official ratings.

While many owners and asset managers are looking to attain their NABERS rating or increase energy efficiencies to prepare for mandatory disclosure legislation, concern is growing around the cost of making such changes. “We’re hearing from building owners concerns over the cost of becoming more energy efficient, but simple and cost effective steps can be put into place to improve a NABERS rating or increase the efficiency of energy use,” says Doug Binns. A seven step program designed by AE Smith Emerald Sustainable Performance's team of energy and environmental management specialists; works with customers to help reduce energy consumption without the need for significant and costly upgrades to plant and equipment. To find out how to be fit and ready for mandatory disclosure, contact Doug Binns today on 0488 698 160.

AE Smith’s very own Stuart Gibson has become the first Australian to finish in the top 12 of the famously gruelling Marathon des Sables running across the Sahara Desert Gibson finished the 250km race in 11th place overall in a time of 25 hrs 31 mins 45 secs on April 19 – losing 18% of his body weight in the process. Gibson’s initial quest was to finish in the top 50, but he far exceeded this goal to become the highest placed Australian in the history of the 25 year long event. Ironically, Gibson’s day job as a Senior Mechanical Engineer for AE Smith sees him design commercial air conditioning systems that ensure comfortable indoor temperatures – a stark contrast to the heat and hellish conditions of the Sahara Desert. In preparation for the Marathon des Sables (MDS), Gibson trained by running between 150km and 180km a week. Gibson was also provided with sponsorship by AE Smith in support of his amazing endurance quest. The challenging endurance race is held each year in the heart of the Sahara Desert, where daytime highs can reach a searing 50 C and nighttime lows can plunge to 3 C. This year’s field was the largest ever, with 1031 runners from 43 different countries competing. Competitors ran 250km in just six days. This equates to running a marathon each day in one of the harshest environments on the planet. Runners have to be completely self- sufficient by carrying all of the food and equipment they need to run 250kms in six days, with the exception of a limited ration of race-supplied water that is strictly limited to nine litres per person per day. Gibson also raised $2000 for AE Smith’s nominated charity Ronald McDonald House in his run. “AE Smith really encourages personal fitness as a company and their support of my preparation for the MDS event has been tremendous,” says Stuart. For more information visit the official Marathon des Sables website at www.darbaroud.com

Leading up to the start of the race Stuart helped raise the profile of Ronald McDonald House as his amazing adventure captured the imagination of thousands across the country. In March, his story appeared in several magazines and newspapers (pic top right: Herald Sun), on radio and TV (pic middle right: Channel 7 Sunrise). Stuart’s story even made the homepage of The Sydney Morning Herald website on March 26 (pic bottom right).

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Australia’s Newest Ultra Marathon Champion

Not one to rest on his laurels... On May 15, after racing 100km across the Blue Mountains National Park, Stuart Gibson (above right) crossed the finish line in equal first place with Andrew Lee to smash the North Face 100 ultra marathon in an astonishing record breaking time of 9 hrs 54 mins 19 secs. This is the first time anyone, anywhere in the world has broken the 10 hr mark for 100 km racing in a North Face 100 event. For more information about the North Face 100 visit www.thenorthface.com.au/100 In recognition of his recent achievement in the Marathon des Sables and equal first place in the North Face 100, Stuart Gibson has been selected to represent Australia in the Ultra Marathon World Championships in Ireland, during August this year.

Kinsella Appointed CIBSE Vice President AE Smith’s Peter Kinsella has been appointed Vice President of international peak body - the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) in London. Peter is the first person from outside of the UK to be appointed a CIBSE Vice President; a role that complements his existing position as the CIBSE Regional Chairman of Australia and New Zealand. His appointment comes at a time when there’s increasing global recognition of the role that buildings can play in reducing a nation’s energy requirements and resultant carbon emissions; and an understanding that lessons learnt from case studies or research in one part of the world can also provide valuable information in other regions of the globe. “The building services industry has slowly been shifting its focus from considering only the lowest initial cost to genuine consideration of the efficiency, comfort and sustainability of the building. Part of this can be attributed to the increased awareness and adoption of rating schemes and part due to the higher prevalence of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) projects, but it’s certainly seen as a good move for the industry and should provide building owners and their occupants with better performing buildings,” comments Peter. With over 10 years at AE Smith leading the Victorian engineering team, Peter is also a Green Star Accredited Professional, a director of ARBS and a NEBB Certified Professional.

Main pic (R to L): Peter Kinsella is presented with the Vice Presidency Medal by Mike Simpson, former CIBSE President at Cumberland Lodge in the grounds of Windsor Park, London, May 2010. Pic above: CIBSE Board and senior staff.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is organised on a regional basis there are 16 regions in the UK and 3 overseas, in the Republic of Ireland, Australia & New Zealand, and Hong Kong with CIBSE members in 87 countries outside the UK. There are country representatives in Sri Lanka, UAE and mainland China and Qatar.

Source: www.cibse.org

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Proven Technology Applied in New Ways

Making a World of Difference

AE Smith brings cogeneration to mechanical services

AE Smith’s pro bono community support of Ronald McDonald House (RMH) nationally expands with AE Smith partnering RMH in Sydney

As the largest privately owned mechanical contractors in Australia, AE Smith continues to lead the way in implementing innovative means of improving energy efficiency, reducing overall emissions and enhancing Green Star building ratings.

“ [This is] the first time a mechanical services company – rather than an electrical contractor – has been responsible for delivering the entire cogeneration package in a commercial office building project ”

Representing the front line of this focus AE Smith has recently secured the contract to design, supply and install a full package cogeneration solution for Brisbane’s King George Central building. Located in Brisbane’s CBD, King George Central represents the first time a mechanical services company – rather than an electrical contractor – has been responsible for delivering the entire cogeneration package in a commercial office building project. It’s a move that has enabled the 28,000sqm development to target an ambitious 6 star (As Built) Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS rating, through significant reductions in energy use and HVAC related CO2 emissions. “What we’ve achieved at King George Central is that we’re now delivering the entire packaged solution for cogeneration installation,” says AE Smith Project Manager, Ashley Robinson. “That includes the design, supply and installation of a gas generator, absorption chiller, emissions control (Selective Catalytic Reduction), generator and grid synchronisation controls, and BMS energy management.”

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Already providing pro bono air conditioning and mechanical service to RMH Monash, Perth and Townsville, AE Smith Sydney General Manager, Matthew Steele said he and his team are delighted to also now partner RMH Westmead. “The House is a 'home away from home' for families from country and regional areas whose children are being treated at the Children's Hospital at Westmead,” said Adrienne Pearson, General Manager of RMH Westmead. “We have been so impressed with AE Smith and in particular Adam Gray, their young service technician. I don’t know exactly what he did, but whatever it was, they have made a world of difference!” adds Adrienne.

“ We have been so impressed with AE Smith... they have made a world of difference ”

“When Adam showed me how dirty the air filters were, I was shocked. It was clear they hadn't been inspected or changed in long time. As soon as Adam fixed them our families noticed the difference straight away. One family suffers from asthma and interestingly they only ever used their puffers when they stayed at Westmead. But after AE Smith started servicing our air conditioning system properly, they haven’t had to use their puffers at all! We are so happy,” said Simone. Daher, House Manager at RMH Westmead. For more information about RMH Westmead or to make a donation and help them help families of children with serious illness, please visit www.rmhc.org.au or call 02 9845 0600.

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Also referred to as CHP, or Combined Heat and Power, cogeneration is the use of a heat engine to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat from the same fuel (see diagram left). Trigeneration sees an additional step incorporated, with the energy from the same source utilised to also produce cooling through the introduction of high efficiency absorption chillers (see diagram left). Robinson says that while cogeneration itself is not particularly new, there has been a significant increase in acceptance and integration of the technology into Australia’s commercial building market over the past three years. He attributes that largely to factors including rising electricity prices, improvements in absorption chiller technology and – importantly – an increased focus on environmental ratings on all new and future projects. “Environmental ratings are becoming a critical factor in decision making for prospective tenants,” he says. “What we’ve seen with King George Central and Leighton HQ, for example, is a high number of quality tenants being attracted to the development very early, based on the project’s ability to deliver strong NABERS and Green Star Ratings.”

“ As finalists in three categories, AE Smith was well represented at this peak body annual awards ”

AE Smith Industry Award Finalists AE Smith was aEngineering finalist in three categories herald excellence in Peter Kinsella, Manager of AEthat Smith Construction Victoria, the HVAC Vice industry at the of recent Air conditioning, has Australian been appointed President the world wide peak body - the Refrigeration & Building ServicesServices (ARBS) Industry Awards Chartered Institution of Building Engineers (CIBSE) For theinternational 12th year, outstanding products, service and education As the professional body forprojects, the building services profession, services around the country panel of judges with CIBSE has a membership of were over reviewed 17,000 inby87a countries. winners announced at a glittering gala dinner on April 13 in Sydney. Kinsella’s appointment as the one of two Vice Presidents complements As in three categories, AEAustralian Smith was&well represented thissame hisfinalists role of Regional Chairman for New Zealand foratthe peak body annual awards. organisation. His appointment comes at a time when there’s increasing spotlight on the role Australia and New Zealand are playing in the Imran Kahn (above left) from Construction Victoria was one of building industry and how we AE areSmith helping set the international agenda. three finalists vying for the title of Australia’s Young Achiever Award; while AE Smith Construction in Brisbane represented Leigh Graham “The building services industry is facing a majorbychange of focus (above from right) a finalist in partnership with Floth Sustainable Building lowestwas price tendered work to projects that consider efficiency and Consultants Thiess for theirtime worktoon 5 star Green and Star bringing rated our sustainabilityand – it’s an exciting bethe at the coalface 400 George Street building in the table,” HVAC Project Excellence Award category. regional perspective to the world comments Kinsella. Meanwhile, “Managing for Profit Program” run by theteam, Air conditioning With over 10the years at AE Smith leading the Engineering Kinsella is & Mechanical with substantial also a qualifiedContractors Green StarAssociation Accredited (AMCA) Professional, a director of ARBS as involvement by an AE Honours Smith Construction Victoria General Peterfrom well as holding Degree in Building ServicesManager Engineering Staedler (above second from left), was a finalist in the Outstanding the United Kingdom. Industry Education & Training Award category.

AE Smith congratulates Peter Kinsella on his prestigious appointment. Congratulations to the Melbourne and Brisbane teams for representing AE style. For more ARBS visit www.arbs.com.au ForSmith more in information aboutinformation CIBSE visit about www.cibse.org.au

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“It adds to AE Smith’s recent successes delivering a part cogeneration package for the new Leighton HQ in Brisbane – where building services systems have been designed to achieve the highest quality energy efficiencies,” adds Ashley. Doug Binns, General Manager of AE Smith Emerald Sustainable Performance, says that while cogeneration can seem “a bit like black magic” to some, it is essentially a process of harnessing the wasted energy that results as a by-product of power generation. That ‘waste heat’ is then converted into usable energy through cogeneration or trigeneration, increasing the overall efficiency of the system and resulting in both financial and environmental benefits. “This is also a very sustainable solution in terms of Greenhouse Gas emissions, as there is a high level of fuel substitution between coal-fired electricity off the grid and the natural gas for the ‘cogen’ engine,” says Binns. While conventional thermoelectric systems convert only about one third of the fuel energy into electricity, with the rest lost in the form of heat, cogeneration allows more than 80% of the fuel's energy to be converted into usable energy, reducing emissions from commercial buildings and achieving marked improvements in both NABERS Energy and Green Star Ratings.

Leighton Properties and Leighton Contractors are in Joint Venture to design and construct a commercial office precinct known as the HQ Development for 512 Wickham St Pty Ltd in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. HQ is aiming for Six Star Green Star accreditation which acknowledges world leadership in environmental sustainability. This will ensure best practice in water, energy use, recycling and indoor air quality.

“With the imminent introduction of the Federal Government’s Mandatory Disclosure legislation (see page 2 for more information), the environmental performance of commercial properties will be paramount, and we are in a position to deliver real results for our clients in terms of energy efficiency and overall environmental performance,” he says.

Amongst HQ’s many environmentally sustainable development initiatives, building services systems have been designed to achieve the highest quality energy efficiencies and return on capital and lifestyle costs; of which the implementation of cogeneration will play a vital part.

For more information about cogeneration and trigeneration, please contact Ashley Robinson on 0428 659 431.

Source: www.hqbrisbane.com.au

According to Binns, additional environmental advantages include a dramatic reduction in CO2 production, estimated at up to 50% relative to the same delivered energy produced by electricity from coal.

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Healthy body and mind creating great workplaces AE Smith’s Brisbane office is turning to a fitness program to help boost morale, develop team work and encourage work-life balance. “It’s all very well for companies to say they encourage work life balance, but AE Smith really make that happen,” says Martin Ross, Manager, Special Projects - who’s spearheading the Combat Conditioning program for the AE Smith Brisbane Construction team. Twenty six employees are participating in regular training sessions that focus on team based exercises, delivered by corporate physical conditioning experts, Executive Excellence. Some sessions involve coaching from ex SAS and military personnel. “Improving our fitness really helps increase energy levels both at work and home,” adds Martin, who believes a fit body and mind also helps deal with challenges faced in the workplace. But it’s not just within the AE Smith office where Martin is seeing the benefits of this strategy:

Partner of First Choice for Desalination Desalination turns sea water into drinking water by removing the salt and other impurities through a treatment process. The water produced for Melbourne will need to meet strict Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and Department of Human Services requirements. Melbourne Water’s preliminary design for the plant includes tunnels under the coast to move the seawater to the plant and an 85 kilometre pipeline to connect the plant to the water supply network. This will be finalised as the detailed design is completed.

Source: www.thesource. melbournewater.com.au Picture source: Seawater Desalination Feasibility Study, June 2007

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AE Smith has been appointed by Thiess Degrémont Joint Venture to deliver all mechanical services for stage one the $3.5 billion Victorian Desalination Project The Project is the largest seawater desalination plant currently being developed in Australia and represents the largest public sector investment in water infrastructure in Australia’s history. It will supply up to 150 gigalitres (GL) of water a year to Melbourne, Geelong and, via other connections, South Gippsland and Western Port towns, with the capacity to upgrade to supply up to 200 GL in future. The Project’s production capacity represents approximately one third of Melbourne’s annual water usage from a source that is entirely independent of rainfall. As of November 2009, the Project is the world’s largest Public Private Partnership (PPP) project undertaken in the last 12 months. The Project will be delivered by the AquaSure consortium, comprising Degrémont SA, Suez Environnement, Thiess Pty Ltd and Macquarie Group, in partnership with the Capital Projects Division of the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

“Our teams are definitely working better together, so they bring this collaborative and united approach to our customers,” adds Martin, who believes the fitness program is helping shape a positive and energetic corporate culture amongst the Brisbane AE Smith team. The Combat Conditioning program offered to AE Smith Brisbane employees is amongst several other health and fitness initiatives being support by AE Smith around the country. Large portions of AE Smith’s national team are now involved in running, swimming, rowing or cycling their way toward great team work. An extensive program of fitness groups, triathlon teams and fun runs are offered to staff at all levels - and highlight how work and play can combine to create great results on and off the field. For more information about AE Smith sponsored fitness activities, team events or upcoming activities contact the General Manager in the AE Smith office closest to you.

Main pic left: Richard Mapp, Factory Site Manager, pedals through the pain and rain in the 2010 Mooloolaba Triathlon. Top pic right: Team AE Smith in the 2009 Barralong Corporate Rowing Regatta. Middle pic right: 2009 Triathlon World Championships on the Gold Coast. Team AE Smith claimed 5 of the top 10 corporate places. Bottom pic right: Billy Wiseman, Commissioning Technician, running to the finish line in the 2010 Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Source: Capital Projects Division & Department of Treasury and Finance, Partnerships Victoria Project Summary, Victorian Desalination Project.

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Fighting Fit

“ Improving our fitness really helps increase energy levels both at work and home... Our teams are definitely working better together, so they bring this collaborative and united approach to our customers ”

AE Smith’s Apprentices Given Top Honours AE Smith is bursting with pride at the recognition garnered by two of its plumbing apprentices in the recent Awards Night at Holmesglen College of TAFE in Melbourne

“ We take enormous pride in seeing these young men recognised for their hard work, and their commitment to excellence – something AE Smith prides itself on across all areas ”

Held on May 13th, the Awards Night saw 1st Year Apprentice, Steven Cole (above centre) awarded Best Certificate II Mechanical Services 2009 in the trade of plumbing, while AE Smith 3rd Year Apprentice, David Jones (above right) took home the award for Best Second Year Mechanical Plumbing Apprentice 2009, also in the trade of plumbing. Both David and Steven were recruited by AE Smith from the pre-apprenticeship program at Holmesglen in 2008 and 2009 respectively, after having completed work experience on a range of projects with the company as part of the program. Both were in their twenties when they decided to pursue their interest in the mechanical services industry, having previously been involved in other careers. Ric Mitchell (above left), AE Smith Site Manager at the New Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital “RACAH” AE Smith/AG Coombs Joint Venture project said the awards were well deserved, with both apprentices having demonstrated great maturity in their time with the company and a genuine keenness to learn all aspects of the industry. “We take enormous pride in seeing these young men recognised for their hard work, and their commitment to excellence – something AE Smith prides itself on across all areas.”

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The Pedal Power Generator Race collectively produced more than 7,500 watt hours over the course of the conference. What turned into a highly competitive battle to generate the most watt hours per race was ultimately won by representatives from Thylacine Cycles, closely followed by Lend Lease. In addition to AE Smith’s innovative pedalling initiative, the Green Cities Conference called on delegates for urgent action, with attendees moving on from last year’s world financial woes to focus instead on developing strategies around renewable energy. The focus of the conference also turned to looking beyond the performance of individual buildings to a broader vision of sustainable communities, with keynote speaker and US green building expert, Jerry Yudelson summing up the biggest challenge currently facing sustainable buildings in the title of his address: “If it doesn’t perform it isn’t green.”

“ The Power of Attitude. The choice was mine. I wanted so badly to live and yet the only working part of myself I had left was my mind, my attitude ” Fred Delahunty, motivational public speaker and specialist in employee workplace safety presentations

“Underperformance destroys the validity of the green building promise,” he said. “Why should governments put faith in green buildings without evidence of their performance?” “Without performance reporting we don’t know anything. What gets measured gets managed,” Yudelson said.

Safety 1st - The Power of Attitude AE Smith completes re-launch of its successful CZH2 series AE Smith has continued to build on it’s very positive safety record this year with the lowest ever incidence of injury rates, and a continuation of the positive behaviour that is demonstrated in the volume of ‘near miss’ events reported. “Hearing about ‘near miss events’ is a breath of fresh air, says National Safety Manager,” Danny O’Reilly, “It give us the opportunity to build these events into a learning opportunities and that in turn assists us to prevent any reoccurrence at any of our workplaces across Australia. When AE Smith has the direct responsibility for 700+ employees and hundreds more consultants and subcontractors we see that every opportunity to avert risk to our health and safety is a big one.” In 2006, AE Smith launched the Commitment to Zero Harm (CZH) program which involved a presentation being delivered to every employee that was targeted at triggering a change in our attitude towards safety. In CZH, every employee was asked to identify and commit to an initiative that would improve their safety, and that of their mates, in the workplace. This program has proved to be the cornerstone to the progress that has been achieved in workplace health and safety in AE Smith to date. However, keeping everyone’s focus on the continuous improvement aspects of “their health and safety” is a major challenge.

Australian experts agreed that building performance is a pressing problem and considerable improvement is needed, with GBCA’s chief executive, Romilly Madew, emphasising: “We have to act now. There is no excuse any more for new developments not to.” AE Smith CEO, Andrew Permezel said the adventurous Pedal Power initiative highlighted AE Smith’s commitment to urgent action on environmental sustainability issues, while also emphasising the importance of these issues to a broader audience through an approachable and attention-grabbing installation. “We know the pathway to an energy efficient future is going to be an uphill challenge for all businesses and industries,” Mr Permezel said. He said that while the Pedal Power Generator Race was an innovative concept designed to complement AE Smith’s sponsorship of the Green Cities Conference, it belied a serious message “The challenge now, with resource scarcity looming as the major issue of the 21st century, is to effectively communicate that message to current and future clients, along with the options available to industry in the way of conservation and energy efficiency.” That point was driven home by the fact that despite more than 200 committed individual efforts over the two days of the conference, the energy generated fell well short of the target 5,000 watt hours per day. For more information about the AE Smith Pedal Power Generator Race at Green Cities 2010 contact Raymond Lee on 03 9271 1999 or visit www.aesmith.com.au

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Host of 3 Minute AE Smith Angels - Dorothea Scanlon, Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne. Motorola Smartphone Tristan Stuiber, Brightwater Care Group, Perth. HP Mini 210 Netbook won by Ken Loh, Umow Lai, Melbourne. Herman Miller ‘The Purpose of Design’ - Beck Dawson, Investa Property Group, Sydney.

See 16 hours of pedal power action compressed into 52 seconds! Watch the YouTube clip now at www.aesmith.com.au/ RaceResults See more pedal power action pics from Green Cities 2010 on pages 14 & 15.

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Green Cities Pedal Power Acton AE Smith draws on pedal power to highlight Green Cities messages AE Smith again stepped up this year to support the 2010 Green Cities Conference, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 22nd and 23rd.

“ If it doesn’t perform it isn’t green... Underperformance destroys the validity of the green building promise ”

Australia’s pre-eminent annual conference focusing on sustainability for the built environment, the Green Cites Conference is a joint initiative of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Property Council of Australia (PCA) and explores new ideas in sustainable building, forges connections and launches new products and technologies. As a major sponsor of the event for the third year running, AE Smith this year asked more than 200 employees, clients and friends to swap their business suits for bike wear to highlight the importance of energy efficiency to Green Cities delegates in a series of virtual cycling ‘races’. Dubbed the AE Smith Pedal Power Generator Race, the inaugural concept aimed to spotlight the effort required to be energy efficient by encouraging people to help generate power via a special bicycle generator station, which operated throughout the two day conference. Pitting teams of four against one another in a series of exercise bike battles, AE Smith undertook to not only provide a Business Centre & Internet Cafe for the major green event, but to create the power to run it by harnessing the watt hours generated by the more than 30 teams.

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This program, titled CZH2, was commissioned by AE Smith CEO Andrew Permezel and was directed at extending the pace of change to our attitude to the extent that it would preclude us from accepting anything less than 100% when it come to systems, culture, and behaviours in relation to safety.

Main pic (L to R): Fred Delahunty, Linda Isles (OHS Coordinator, Sydney Service) and Matthew Steele (GM, Sydney Service)

The feedback from the sessions that were delivered to all employees, and many of our customers and subcontractors was extremely positive and the success of the CZH2 program is largely due to the contribution of the main presenter, Fred Delahunty.

For more information about Fred Delahunty visit www.freddelahunty.co.nz.

Through Fred’s experiences, gained from a lifetime in the electrical maintenance industry in pulp and paper mills in New Zealand, he was able to demonstrate the pitfalls of poor culture in the workplace, and the graphic results that come to bear when a company’s systems and culture denigrate to the point where critical failures result in injuries and human damage. Fred’s awareness of practical situations, coupled with his genuine interest in improving everyone’s attitude were tremendous assets to this program. CZH2 took the path of establishing links to the initial CZH program, flagging the areas in which we have triumphed, and clearly identifying the areas which we still need to improve. We look forward to continuing this positive run as we are bearing down on our overall objective of “Zero harm to all parties”. For more information, please contact Danny O’Reilly on 0413 153 838. www.aesmith.mobi

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“ Our HVAC equipment was specially built to withstand a very harsh operating environment as the coal loader is not only positioned on the end of a jetty approx two kilometres off shore, but it’s also a very dusty place to work due to the coal being loaded on open conveyor belts ”

Image source: Australian Synchrotron.

AE Smith Team on Hand to Deliver New Coal Loa AE Smith’s reputation for delivering high quality projects from design phase to final commissioning has resulted in a unique contract with John Holland Constructions A new coal loading system at Abbot Point in Bowen, Queensland that required specialist ventilation systems is the latest project of the South East Queensland AE Smith Construction team that saw them involved from initial design and construction through to installation on site. Contracted by John Holland Constructions on behalf of the Ports Corporation of Queensland, AE Smith’s design brief was to design and install a ventilation system for the coal loader’s electrical switch room and transformer room that could be maintained at a constant temperature. “The electrical switch room contains all the equipment to drive every operating function of the loader, so maintaining a constant temperature to ensure nothing over heats and fails was a vital component of the project,” says AE Smith Project Manager, Michael O’Farrell. AE Smith was also involved in the assembly process of the coal loader, which was created from scratch in a ship building yard in Brisbane, with all of the components for the machine delivered to a holding yard and fully assembled on site.

Collaborating with AE Smith Construction team, the project included constructing an ornamental lake to spearhead innovative climate control initiatives. The complex nature of the project meant providing a full spectrum construction and energy solution from the one company had its advantages: “Being able to offer RACV an all encompassing solution from the one company helps streamline overheads,” says Adam. “As our specialists in engineering, construction and technology can all work side by side, we’re able to provide seamless solutions to complex energy and mechanical services challenges,” adds Adam. However, Building Technologies collaborations with Construction are not only earning a reputation for excellence where temperature control is vital for energy management, but also simplifying and streamlining service delivery for our customers. At the Australian Synchrotron (pic above) – a large machine that creates beams of laser like intense light to provide an essential tool for science and industry to investigate the molecular structure of things – temperature control is critical. AE Smith Building Technologies delivered a solution using 70+ controllers and 40+ VAV’s to maintain and monitor power systems, usage as well as other essential tasks.

Vykon Energy Suite is a comprehensive suite of applications to gather, analyse and communicate up-to-date energy information about one or more facilities anywhere, anytime, via the internet. Vykon Energy helps building owners and property managers see their energy use now rather than waiting for bills to come in - trends can be quickly identified and inefficiencies acted on immediately. At the core of the Vykon Energy Suite is the Niagara Framework. Different to other proprietary technologies, Niagara Framework makes its possible to integrate smart devices and automation systems of all types providing interoperability and access to data that is protocol neutral and vendor independent.

For more information on how AE Smith Building Technologies can be part of a building management solution for your business, contact Adam Bek on 03 9271 1852. 12 Cool Breeze by AE Smith

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“ As our specialists in engineering, construction and technology can all work side by side, we’re able to provide seamless solutions to complex energy and mechanical services challenges ”

The Power of Two AE Smith Building Technologies collaborate with AE Smith Construction to offer edge to challenging projects As many businesses are redefining how they manage their HVAC systems to manage environmental impact and meet new building standards – having the right controls is an essential ingredient according to AE Smith Building Technologies General Manager, Adam Bek. “The technology in the environmental controls means you can measure, manage and control how well your systems are performing – and without them, achieving your operational, maintenance and energy goals is almost impossible,” he adds. AE Smith Building Technologies is increasingly becoming the partner of first choice for a host of demanding Green Star projects that require highly innovative solutions to optimise operation, management and maintenance of buildings. “We’ve worked in partnership with several AE Smith customers to execute a range of challenging environmental management systems,” says Bek, who believes the collaborations are offering customers a real competitive advantage. Most recently, AE Smith Building Technologies has worked alongside AE Smith Construction to deliver unique green designs for the RACV Healesville Country Club in Victoria.

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der “Our HVAC equipment was specially built to withstand a very harsh operating environment as the coal loader is not only positioned on the end of a jetty approx two kilometres off shore, but it’s also a very dusty place to work due to the coal being loaded on open conveyor belts,” adds O’Farrell. “To combat these conditions, conventional style air conditioning units were fully constructed from stainless steel and also treated with extra dust seals to withstand the salt laden and dusty environment while all our duct work was manufactured by AE Smith from stainless steel for the same reasons.”

The coal loader was initially commissioned in the construction yard in Brisbane and loaded onto a barge (pic above) for the three day journey to Bowen. It was then unloaded and lifted into position on the jetty and is currently undergoing final site commissioning.

AE Smith has a long and established presence throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland. With office located in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns, AE Smith delivers a single source solution for air conditioning and mechanical services to landmark Queensland projects, buildings and institutions right across the State. Examples include the Gold Coast Desalination Plant, Mater Hospital, 400 George Street, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Northgoonyella Coal Mine, and James Cook University in Townsville.

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“ As our specialists in engineering, construction and technology can all work side by side, we’re able to provide seamless solutions to complex energy and mechanical services challenges ”

The Power of Two AE Smith Building Technologies collaborate with AE Smith Construction to offer edge to challenging projects As many businesses are redefining how they manage their HVAC systems to manage environmental impact and meet new building standards – having the right controls is an essential ingredient according to AE Smith Building Technologies General Manager, Adam Bek. “The technology in the environmental controls means you can measure, manage and control how well your systems are performing – and without them, achieving your operational, maintenance and energy goals is almost impossible,” he adds. AE Smith Building Technologies is increasingly becoming the partner of first choice for a host of demanding Green Star projects that require highly innovative solutions to optimise operation, management and maintenance of buildings. “We’ve worked in partnership with several AE Smith customers to execute a range of challenging environmental management systems,” says Bek, who believes the collaborations are offering customers a real competitive advantage. Most recently, AE Smith Building Technologies has worked alongside AE Smith Construction to deliver unique green designs for the RACV Healesville Country Club in Victoria.

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der “Our HVAC equipment was specially built to withstand a very harsh operating environment as the coal loader is not only positioned on the end of a jetty approx two kilometres off shore, but it’s also a very dusty place to work due to the coal being loaded on open conveyor belts,” adds O’Farrell. “To combat these conditions, conventional style air conditioning units were fully constructed from stainless steel and also treated with extra dust seals to withstand the salt laden and dusty environment while all our duct work was manufactured by AE Smith from stainless steel for the same reasons.”

The coal loader was initially commissioned in the construction yard in Brisbane and loaded onto a barge (pic above) for the three day journey to Bowen. It was then unloaded and lifted into position on the jetty and is currently undergoing final site commissioning.

AE Smith has a long and established presence throughout metropolitan and regional Queensland. With office located in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Mackay, Townsville and Cairns, AE Smith delivers a single source solution for air conditioning and mechanical services to landmark Queensland projects, buildings and institutions right across the State. Examples include the Gold Coast Desalination Plant, Mater Hospital, 400 George Street, the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Qantas Founders Museum in Longreach, Northgoonyella Coal Mine, and James Cook University in Townsville.

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“ Our HVAC equipment was specially built to withstand a very harsh operating environment as the coal loader is not only positioned on the end of a jetty approx two kilometres off shore, but it’s also a very dusty place to work due to the coal being loaded on open conveyor belts ”

Image source: Australian Synchrotron.

AE Smith Team on Hand to Deliver New Coal Loa AE Smith’s reputation for delivering high quality projects from design phase to final commissioning has resulted in a unique contract with John Holland Constructions A new coal loading system at Abbot Point in Bowen, Queensland that required specialist ventilation systems is the latest project of the South East Queensland AE Smith Construction team that saw them involved from initial design and construction through to installation on site. Contracted by John Holland Constructions on behalf of the Ports Corporation of Queensland, AE Smith’s design brief was to design and install a ventilation system for the coal loader’s electrical switch room and transformer room that could be maintained at a constant temperature. “The electrical switch room contains all the equipment to drive every operating function of the loader, so maintaining a constant temperature to ensure nothing over heats and fails was a vital component of the project,” says AE Smith Project Manager, Michael O’Farrell. AE Smith was also involved in the assembly process of the coal loader, which was created from scratch in a ship building yard in Brisbane, with all of the components for the machine delivered to a holding yard and fully assembled on site.

Collaborating with AE Smith Construction team, the project included constructing an ornamental lake to spearhead innovative climate control initiatives. The complex nature of the project meant providing a full spectrum construction and energy solution from the one company had its advantages: “Being able to offer RACV an all encompassing solution from the one company helps streamline overheads,” says Adam. “As our specialists in engineering, construction and technology can all work side by side, we’re able to provide seamless solutions to complex energy and mechanical services challenges,” adds Adam. However, Building Technologies collaborations with Construction are not only earning a reputation for excellence where temperature control is vital for energy management, but also simplifying and streamlining service delivery for our customers. At the Australian Synchrotron (pic above) – a large machine that creates beams of laser like intense light to provide an essential tool for science and industry to investigate the molecular structure of things – temperature control is critical. AE Smith Building Technologies delivered a solution using 70+ controllers and 40+ VAV’s to maintain and monitor power systems, usage as well as other essential tasks.

Vykon Energy Suite is a comprehensive suite of applications to gather, analyse and communicate up-to-date energy information about one or more facilities anywhere, anytime, via the internet. Vykon Energy helps building owners and property managers see their energy use now rather than waiting for bills to come in - trends can be quickly identified and inefficiencies acted on immediately. At the core of the Vykon Energy Suite is the Niagara Framework. Different to other proprietary technologies, Niagara Framework makes its possible to integrate smart devices and automation systems of all types providing interoperability and access to data that is protocol neutral and vendor independent.

For more information on how AE Smith Building Technologies can be part of a building management solution for your business, contact Adam Bek on 03 9271 1852. 12 Cool Breeze by AE Smith

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Green Cities Pedal Power Acton AE Smith draws on pedal power to highlight Green Cities messages AE Smith again stepped up this year to support the 2010 Green Cities Conference, held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on February 22nd and 23rd.

“ If it doesn’t perform it isn’t green... Underperformance destroys the validity of the green building promise ”

Australia’s pre-eminent annual conference focusing on sustainability for the built environment, the Green Cites Conference is a joint initiative of the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) and the Property Council of Australia (PCA) and explores new ideas in sustainable building, forges connections and launches new products and technologies. As a major sponsor of the event for the third year running, AE Smith this year asked more than 200 employees, clients and friends to swap their business suits for bike wear to highlight the importance of energy efficiency to Green Cities delegates in a series of virtual cycling ‘races’. Dubbed the AE Smith Pedal Power Generator Race, the inaugural concept aimed to spotlight the effort required to be energy efficient by encouraging people to help generate power via a special bicycle generator station, which operated throughout the two day conference. Pitting teams of four against one another in a series of exercise bike battles, AE Smith undertook to not only provide a Business Centre & Internet Cafe for the major green event, but to create the power to run it by harnessing the watt hours generated by the more than 30 teams.

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This program, titled CZH2, was commissioned by AE Smith CEO Andrew Permezel and was directed at extending the pace of change to our attitude to the extent that it would preclude us from accepting anything less than 100% when it come to systems, culture, and behaviours in relation to safety.

Main pic (L to R): Fred Delahunty, Linda Isles (OHS Coordinator, Sydney Service) and Matthew Steele (GM, Sydney Service)

The feedback from the sessions that were delivered to all employees, and many of our customers and subcontractors was extremely positive and the success of the CZH2 program is largely due to the contribution of the main presenter, Fred Delahunty.

For more information about Fred Delahunty visit www.freddelahunty.co.nz.

Through Fred’s experiences, gained from a lifetime in the electrical maintenance industry in pulp and paper mills in New Zealand, he was able to demonstrate the pitfalls of poor culture in the workplace, and the graphic results that come to bear when a company’s systems and culture denigrate to the point where critical failures result in injuries and human damage. Fred’s awareness of practical situations, coupled with his genuine interest in improving everyone’s attitude were tremendous assets to this program. CZH2 took the path of establishing links to the initial CZH program, flagging the areas in which we have triumphed, and clearly identifying the areas which we still need to improve. We look forward to continuing this positive run as we are bearing down on our overall objective of “Zero harm to all parties”. For more information, please contact Danny O’Reilly on 0413 153 838. www.aesmith.mobi

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The Pedal Power Generator Race collectively produced more than 7,500 watt hours over the course of the conference. What turned into a highly competitive battle to generate the most watt hours per race was ultimately won by representatives from Thylacine Cycles, closely followed by Lend Lease. In addition to AE Smith’s innovative pedalling initiative, the Green Cities Conference called on delegates for urgent action, with attendees moving on from last year’s world financial woes to focus instead on developing strategies around renewable energy. The focus of the conference also turned to looking beyond the performance of individual buildings to a broader vision of sustainable communities, with keynote speaker and US green building expert, Jerry Yudelson summing up the biggest challenge currently facing sustainable buildings in the title of his address: “If it doesn’t perform it isn’t green.”

“ The Power of Attitude. The choice was mine. I wanted so badly to live and yet the only working part of myself I had left was my mind, my attitude ” Fred Delahunty, motivational public speaker and specialist in employee workplace safety presentations

“Underperformance destroys the validity of the green building promise,” he said. “Why should governments put faith in green buildings without evidence of their performance?” “Without performance reporting we don’t know anything. What gets measured gets managed,” Yudelson said.

Safety 1st - The Power of Attitude AE Smith completes re-launch of its successful CZH2 series AE Smith has continued to build on it’s very positive safety record this year with the lowest ever incidence of injury rates, and a continuation of the positive behaviour that is demonstrated in the volume of ‘near miss’ events reported. “Hearing about ‘near miss events’ is a breath of fresh air, says National Safety Manager,” Danny O’Reilly, “It give us the opportunity to build these events into a learning opportunities and that in turn assists us to prevent any reoccurrence at any of our workplaces across Australia. When AE Smith has the direct responsibility for 700+ employees and hundreds more consultants and subcontractors we see that every opportunity to avert risk to our health and safety is a big one.” In 2006, AE Smith launched the Commitment to Zero Harm (CZH) program which involved a presentation being delivered to every employee that was targeted at triggering a change in our attitude towards safety. In CZH, every employee was asked to identify and commit to an initiative that would improve their safety, and that of their mates, in the workplace. This program has proved to be the cornerstone to the progress that has been achieved in workplace health and safety in AE Smith to date. However, keeping everyone’s focus on the continuous improvement aspects of “their health and safety” is a major challenge.

Australian experts agreed that building performance is a pressing problem and considerable improvement is needed, with GBCA’s chief executive, Romilly Madew, emphasising: “We have to act now. There is no excuse any more for new developments not to.” AE Smith CEO, Andrew Permezel said the adventurous Pedal Power initiative highlighted AE Smith’s commitment to urgent action on environmental sustainability issues, while also emphasising the importance of these issues to a broader audience through an approachable and attention-grabbing installation. “We know the pathway to an energy efficient future is going to be an uphill challenge for all businesses and industries,” Mr Permezel said. He said that while the Pedal Power Generator Race was an innovative concept designed to complement AE Smith’s sponsorship of the Green Cities Conference, it belied a serious message “The challenge now, with resource scarcity looming as the major issue of the 21st century, is to effectively communicate that message to current and future clients, along with the options available to industry in the way of conservation and energy efficiency.” That point was driven home by the fact that despite more than 200 committed individual efforts over the two days of the conference, the energy generated fell well short of the target 5,000 watt hours per day. For more information about the AE Smith Pedal Power Generator Race at Green Cities 2010 contact Raymond Lee on 03 9271 1999 or visit www.aesmith.com.au

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Host of 3 Minute AE Smith Angels - Dorothea Scanlon, Caulfield Grammar School, Melbourne. Motorola Smartphone Tristan Stuiber, Brightwater Care Group, Perth. HP Mini 210 Netbook won by Ken Loh, Umow Lai, Melbourne. Herman Miller ‘The Purpose of Design’ - Beck Dawson, Investa Property Group, Sydney.

See 16 hours of pedal power action compressed into 52 seconds! Watch the YouTube clip now at www.aesmith.com.au/ RaceResults See more pedal power action pics from Green Cities 2010 on pages 14 & 15.

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Fighting Fit

“ Improving our fitness really helps increase energy levels both at work and home... Our teams are definitely working better together, so they bring this collaborative and united approach to our customers ”

AE Smith’s Apprentices Given Top Honours AE Smith is bursting with pride at the recognition garnered by two of its plumbing apprentices in the recent Awards Night at Holmesglen College of TAFE in Melbourne

“ We take enormous pride in seeing these young men recognised for their hard work, and their commitment to excellence – something AE Smith prides itself on across all areas ”

Held on May 13th, the Awards Night saw 1st Year Apprentice, Steven Cole (above centre) awarded Best Certificate II Mechanical Services 2009 in the trade of plumbing, while AE Smith 3rd Year Apprentice, David Jones (above right) took home the award for Best Second Year Mechanical Plumbing Apprentice 2009, also in the trade of plumbing. Both David and Steven were recruited by AE Smith from the pre-apprenticeship program at Holmesglen in 2008 and 2009 respectively, after having completed work experience on a range of projects with the company as part of the program. Both were in their twenties when they decided to pursue their interest in the mechanical services industry, having previously been involved in other careers. Ric Mitchell (above left), AE Smith Site Manager at the New Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital “RACAH” AE Smith/AG Coombs Joint Venture project said the awards were well deserved, with both apprentices having demonstrated great maturity in their time with the company and a genuine keenness to learn all aspects of the industry. “We take enormous pride in seeing these young men recognised for their hard work, and their commitment to excellence – something AE Smith prides itself on across all areas.”

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Healthy body and mind creating great workplaces AE Smith’s Brisbane office is turning to a fitness program to help boost morale, develop team work and encourage work-life balance. “It’s all very well for companies to say they encourage work life balance, but AE Smith really make that happen,” says Martin Ross, Manager, Special Projects - who’s spearheading the Combat Conditioning program for the AE Smith Brisbane Construction team. Twenty six employees are participating in regular training sessions that focus on team based exercises, delivered by corporate physical conditioning experts, Executive Excellence. Some sessions involve coaching from ex SAS and military personnel. “Improving our fitness really helps increase energy levels both at work and home,” adds Martin, who believes a fit body and mind also helps deal with challenges faced in the workplace. But it’s not just within the AE Smith office where Martin is seeing the benefits of this strategy:

Partner of First Choice for Desalination Desalination turns sea water into drinking water by removing the salt and other impurities through a treatment process. The water produced for Melbourne will need to meet strict Australian Drinking Water Guidelines and Department of Human Services requirements. Melbourne Water’s preliminary design for the plant includes tunnels under the coast to move the seawater to the plant and an 85 kilometre pipeline to connect the plant to the water supply network. This will be finalised as the detailed design is completed.

Source: www.thesource. melbournewater.com.au Picture source: Seawater Desalination Feasibility Study, June 2007

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AE Smith has been appointed by Thiess Degrémont Joint Venture to deliver all mechanical services for stage one the $3.5 billion Victorian Desalination Project The Project is the largest seawater desalination plant currently being developed in Australia and represents the largest public sector investment in water infrastructure in Australia’s history. It will supply up to 150 gigalitres (GL) of water a year to Melbourne, Geelong and, via other connections, South Gippsland and Western Port towns, with the capacity to upgrade to supply up to 200 GL in future. The Project’s production capacity represents approximately one third of Melbourne’s annual water usage from a source that is entirely independent of rainfall. As of November 2009, the Project is the world’s largest Public Private Partnership (PPP) project undertaken in the last 12 months. The Project will be delivered by the AquaSure consortium, comprising Degrémont SA, Suez Environnement, Thiess Pty Ltd and Macquarie Group, in partnership with the Capital Projects Division of the Department of Sustainability and Environment.

“Our teams are definitely working better together, so they bring this collaborative and united approach to our customers,” adds Martin, who believes the fitness program is helping shape a positive and energetic corporate culture amongst the Brisbane AE Smith team. The Combat Conditioning program offered to AE Smith Brisbane employees is amongst several other health and fitness initiatives being support by AE Smith around the country. Large portions of AE Smith’s national team are now involved in running, swimming, rowing or cycling their way toward great team work. An extensive program of fitness groups, triathlon teams and fun runs are offered to staff at all levels - and highlight how work and play can combine to create great results on and off the field. For more information about AE Smith sponsored fitness activities, team events or upcoming activities contact the General Manager in the AE Smith office closest to you.

Main pic left: Richard Mapp, Factory Site Manager, pedals through the pain and rain in the 2010 Mooloolaba Triathlon. Top pic right: Team AE Smith in the 2009 Barralong Corporate Rowing Regatta. Middle pic right: 2009 Triathlon World Championships on the Gold Coast. Team AE Smith claimed 5 of the top 10 corporate places. Bottom pic right: Billy Wiseman, Commissioning Technician, running to the finish line in the 2010 Mooloolaba Triathlon.

Source: Capital Projects Division & Department of Treasury and Finance, Partnerships Victoria Project Summary, Victorian Desalination Project.

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Also referred to as CHP, or Combined Heat and Power, cogeneration is the use of a heat engine to simultaneously generate both electricity and useful heat from the same fuel (see diagram left). Trigeneration sees an additional step incorporated, with the energy from the same source utilised to also produce cooling through the introduction of high efficiency absorption chillers (see diagram left). Robinson says that while cogeneration itself is not particularly new, there has been a significant increase in acceptance and integration of the technology into Australia’s commercial building market over the past three years. He attributes that largely to factors including rising electricity prices, improvements in absorption chiller technology and – importantly – an increased focus on environmental ratings on all new and future projects. “Environmental ratings are becoming a critical factor in decision making for prospective tenants,” he says. “What we’ve seen with King George Central and Leighton HQ, for example, is a high number of quality tenants being attracted to the development very early, based on the project’s ability to deliver strong NABERS and Green Star Ratings.”

“ As finalists in three categories, AE Smith was well represented at this peak body annual awards ”

AE Smith Industry Award Finalists AE Smith was aEngineering finalist in three categories herald excellence in Peter Kinsella, Manager of AEthat Smith Construction Victoria, the HVAC Vice industry at the of recent Air conditioning, has Australian been appointed President the world wide peak body - the Refrigeration & Building ServicesServices (ARBS) Industry Awards Chartered Institution of Building Engineers (CIBSE) For theinternational 12th year, outstanding products, service and education As the professional body forprojects, the building services profession, services around the country panel of judges with CIBSE has a membership of were over reviewed 17,000 inby87a countries. winners announced at a glittering gala dinner on April 13 in Sydney. Kinsella’s appointment as the one of two Vice Presidents complements As in three categories, AEAustralian Smith was&well represented thissame hisfinalists role of Regional Chairman for New Zealand foratthe peak body annual awards. organisation. His appointment comes at a time when there’s increasing spotlight on the role Australia and New Zealand are playing in the Imran Kahn (above left) from Construction Victoria was one of building industry and how we AE areSmith helping set the international agenda. three finalists vying for the title of Australia’s Young Achiever Award; while AE Smith Construction in Brisbane represented Leigh Graham “The building services industry is facing a majorbychange of focus (above from right) a finalist in partnership with Floth Sustainable Building lowestwas price tendered work to projects that consider efficiency and Consultants Thiess for theirtime worktoon 5 star Green and Star bringing rated our sustainabilityand – it’s an exciting bethe at the coalface 400 George Street building in the table,” HVAC Project Excellence Award category. regional perspective to the world comments Kinsella. Meanwhile, “Managing for Profit Program” run by theteam, Air conditioning With over 10the years at AE Smith leading the Engineering Kinsella is & Mechanical with substantial also a qualifiedContractors Green StarAssociation Accredited (AMCA) Professional, a director of ARBS as involvement by an AE Honours Smith Construction Victoria General Peterfrom well as holding Degree in Building ServicesManager Engineering Staedler (above second from left), was a finalist in the Outstanding the United Kingdom. Industry Education & Training Award category.

AE Smith congratulates Peter Kinsella on his prestigious appointment. Congratulations to the Melbourne and Brisbane teams for representing AE style. For more ARBS visit www.arbs.com.au ForSmith more in information aboutinformation CIBSE visit about www.cibse.org.au

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“It adds to AE Smith’s recent successes delivering a part cogeneration package for the new Leighton HQ in Brisbane – where building services systems have been designed to achieve the highest quality energy efficiencies,” adds Ashley. Doug Binns, General Manager of AE Smith Emerald Sustainable Performance, says that while cogeneration can seem “a bit like black magic” to some, it is essentially a process of harnessing the wasted energy that results as a by-product of power generation. That ‘waste heat’ is then converted into usable energy through cogeneration or trigeneration, increasing the overall efficiency of the system and resulting in both financial and environmental benefits. “This is also a very sustainable solution in terms of Greenhouse Gas emissions, as there is a high level of fuel substitution between coal-fired electricity off the grid and the natural gas for the ‘cogen’ engine,” says Binns. While conventional thermoelectric systems convert only about one third of the fuel energy into electricity, with the rest lost in the form of heat, cogeneration allows more than 80% of the fuel's energy to be converted into usable energy, reducing emissions from commercial buildings and achieving marked improvements in both NABERS Energy and Green Star Ratings.

Leighton Properties and Leighton Contractors are in Joint Venture to design and construct a commercial office precinct known as the HQ Development for 512 Wickham St Pty Ltd in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley. HQ is aiming for Six Star Green Star accreditation which acknowledges world leadership in environmental sustainability. This will ensure best practice in water, energy use, recycling and indoor air quality.

“With the imminent introduction of the Federal Government’s Mandatory Disclosure legislation (see page 2 for more information), the environmental performance of commercial properties will be paramount, and we are in a position to deliver real results for our clients in terms of energy efficiency and overall environmental performance,” he says.

Amongst HQ’s many environmentally sustainable development initiatives, building services systems have been designed to achieve the highest quality energy efficiencies and return on capital and lifestyle costs; of which the implementation of cogeneration will play a vital part.

For more information about cogeneration and trigeneration, please contact Ashley Robinson on 0428 659 431.

Source: www.hqbrisbane.com.au

According to Binns, additional environmental advantages include a dramatic reduction in CO2 production, estimated at up to 50% relative to the same delivered energy produced by electricity from coal.

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WESTMEAD

Proven Technology Applied in New Ways

Making a World of Difference

AE Smith brings cogeneration to mechanical services

AE Smith’s pro bono community support of Ronald McDonald House (RMH) nationally expands with AE Smith partnering RMH in Sydney

As the largest privately owned mechanical contractors in Australia, AE Smith continues to lead the way in implementing innovative means of improving energy efficiency, reducing overall emissions and enhancing Green Star building ratings.

“ [This is] the first time a mechanical services company – rather than an electrical contractor – has been responsible for delivering the entire cogeneration package in a commercial office building project ”

Representing the front line of this focus AE Smith has recently secured the contract to design, supply and install a full package cogeneration solution for Brisbane’s King George Central building. Located in Brisbane’s CBD, King George Central represents the first time a mechanical services company – rather than an electrical contractor – has been responsible for delivering the entire cogeneration package in a commercial office building project. It’s a move that has enabled the 28,000sqm development to target an ambitious 6 star (As Built) Green Star rating and 5 Star NABERS rating, through significant reductions in energy use and HVAC related CO2 emissions. “What we’ve achieved at King George Central is that we’re now delivering the entire packaged solution for cogeneration installation,” says AE Smith Project Manager, Ashley Robinson. “That includes the design, supply and installation of a gas generator, absorption chiller, emissions control (Selective Catalytic Reduction), generator and grid synchronisation controls, and BMS energy management.”

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Already providing pro bono air conditioning and mechanical service to RMH Monash, Perth and Townsville, AE Smith Sydney General Manager, Matthew Steele said he and his team are delighted to also now partner RMH Westmead. “The House is a 'home away from home' for families from country and regional areas whose children are being treated at the Children's Hospital at Westmead,” said Adrienne Pearson, General Manager of RMH Westmead. “We have been so impressed with AE Smith and in particular Adam Gray, their young service technician. I don’t know exactly what he did, but whatever it was, they have made a world of difference!” adds Adrienne.

“ We have been so impressed with AE Smith... they have made a world of difference ”

“When Adam showed me how dirty the air filters were, I was shocked. It was clear they hadn't been inspected or changed in long time. As soon as Adam fixed them our families noticed the difference straight away. One family suffers from asthma and interestingly they only ever used their puffers when they stayed at Westmead. But after AE Smith started servicing our air conditioning system properly, they haven’t had to use their puffers at all! We are so happy,” said Simone. Daher, House Manager at RMH Westmead. For more information about RMH Westmead or to make a donation and help them help families of children with serious illness, please visit www.rmhc.org.au or call 02 9845 0600.

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Australia’s Newest Ultra Marathon Champion

Not one to rest on his laurels... On May 15, after racing 100km across the Blue Mountains National Park, Stuart Gibson (above right) crossed the finish line in equal first place with Andrew Lee to smash the North Face 100 ultra marathon in an astonishing record breaking time of 9 hrs 54 mins 19 secs. This is the first time anyone, anywhere in the world has broken the 10 hr mark for 100 km racing in a North Face 100 event. For more information about the North Face 100 visit www.thenorthface.com.au/100 In recognition of his recent achievement in the Marathon des Sables and equal first place in the North Face 100, Stuart Gibson has been selected to represent Australia in the Ultra Marathon World Championships in Ireland, during August this year.

Kinsella Appointed CIBSE Vice President AE Smith’s Peter Kinsella has been appointed Vice President of international peak body - the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) in London. Peter is the first person from outside of the UK to be appointed a CIBSE Vice President; a role that complements his existing position as the CIBSE Regional Chairman of Australia and New Zealand. His appointment comes at a time when there’s increasing global recognition of the role that buildings can play in reducing a nation’s energy requirements and resultant carbon emissions; and an understanding that lessons learnt from case studies or research in one part of the world can also provide valuable information in other regions of the globe. “The building services industry has slowly been shifting its focus from considering only the lowest initial cost to genuine consideration of the efficiency, comfort and sustainability of the building. Part of this can be attributed to the increased awareness and adoption of rating schemes and part due to the higher prevalence of Public Private Partnerships (PPP) projects, but it’s certainly seen as a good move for the industry and should provide building owners and their occupants with better performing buildings,” comments Peter. With over 10 years at AE Smith leading the Victorian engineering team, Peter is also a Green Star Accredited Professional, a director of ARBS and a NEBB Certified Professional.

Main pic (R to L): Peter Kinsella is presented with the Vice Presidency Medal by Mike Simpson, former CIBSE President at Cumberland Lodge in the grounds of Windsor Park, London, May 2010. Pic above: CIBSE Board and senior staff.

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers is organised on a regional basis there are 16 regions in the UK and 3 overseas, in the Republic of Ireland, Australia & New Zealand, and Hong Kong with CIBSE members in 87 countries outside the UK. There are country representatives in Sri Lanka, UAE and mainland China and Qatar.

Source: www.cibse.org

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With increasing pressure on owners and operators, Binns believes the time is right to set in place long term strategies for reducing energy use and developing better efficiencies for their building assets: “Energy efficiency is set to become a key selection criteria by tenants and property professionals weighing up the pros and cons during the sale or lease of a building,” comments Binns who envisages a time when buildings with the equivalent of six, seven and even eight stars on the existing NABERS rating scale becomes the standard in the future. “To simply remain competitive with your building asset in the future, far reaching energy efficiency measures will need to be put into place,” adds Binns.

Full list of AE Smith NABERS Accredited Assessors at www.aesmith.com.au

AE Smith staff based around Australia (see pic below right) have either begun NABERS training and/or successfully completed their examinations to attain full NABERS Accredited Assessor status. Only NABERS Accredited Assessors are able to perform official ratings.

While many owners and asset managers are looking to attain their NABERS rating or increase energy efficiencies to prepare for mandatory disclosure legislation, concern is growing around the cost of making such changes. “We’re hearing from building owners concerns over the cost of becoming more energy efficient, but simple and cost effective steps can be put into place to improve a NABERS rating or increase the efficiency of energy use,” says Doug Binns. A seven step program designed by AE Smith Emerald Sustainable Performance's team of energy and environmental management specialists; works with customers to help reduce energy consumption without the need for significant and costly upgrades to plant and equipment. To find out how to be fit and ready for mandatory disclosure, contact Doug Binns today on 0488 698 160.

AE Smith’s very own Stuart Gibson has become the first Australian to finish in the top 12 of the famously gruelling Marathon des Sables running across the Sahara Desert Gibson finished the 250km race in 11th place overall in a time of 25 hrs 31 mins 45 secs on April 19 – losing 18% of his body weight in the process. Gibson’s initial quest was to finish in the top 50, but he far exceeded this goal to become the highest placed Australian in the history of the 25 year long event. Ironically, Gibson’s day job as a Senior Mechanical Engineer for AE Smith sees him design commercial air conditioning systems that ensure comfortable indoor temperatures – a stark contrast to the heat and hellish conditions of the Sahara Desert. In preparation for the Marathon des Sables (MDS), Gibson trained by running between 150km and 180km a week. Gibson was also provided with sponsorship by AE Smith in support of his amazing endurance quest. The challenging endurance race is held each year in the heart of the Sahara Desert, where daytime highs can reach a searing 50 C and nighttime lows can plunge to 3 C. This year’s field was the largest ever, with 1031 runners from 43 different countries competing. Competitors ran 250km in just six days. This equates to running a marathon each day in one of the harshest environments on the planet. Runners have to be completely self- sufficient by carrying all of the food and equipment they need to run 250kms in six days, with the exception of a limited ration of race-supplied water that is strictly limited to nine litres per person per day. Gibson also raised $2000 for AE Smith’s nominated charity Ronald McDonald House in his run. “AE Smith really encourages personal fitness as a company and their support of my preparation for the MDS event has been tremendous,” says Stuart. For more information visit the official Marathon des Sables website at www.darbaroud.com

Leading up to the start of the race Stuart helped raise the profile of Ronald McDonald House as his amazing adventure captured the imagination of thousands across the country. In March, his story appeared in several magazines and newspapers (pic top right: Herald Sun), on radio and TV (pic middle right: Channel 7 Sunrise). Stuart’s story even made the homepage of The Sydney Morning Herald website on March 26 (pic bottom right).

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“ The practice, discipline and focus on team work from Dance Drill sport is something that translates to my role at AE Smith ”

Drill & Dance Winner Decades of drills and dance have helped develop strong discipline and team work skills for Karen Kratzmann from the Brisbane AE Smith Service team Participating in Dance Drill sport since the age of five, Brisbane’s Karen Kratzmann’s Dance & Drill team - the Celtic United Precision Drill team won first place in both the “Set Drill Routine” and the “Precision Drill Routine” in the Australian National Titles for Drill & Dance in April. Competing in four events, Karen’s team also placed 3rd and 4th in their other routines; improving on their result in Sydney last year.

“Very soon, key decision influencers typically associated with a building sale or lease will also include energy efficiency,” comments Permezel, who adds that six, seven and eight star buildings or equivalent will become the new standard in the future. With so many existing commercial buildings around Australia not NABERS rated (a requirement for building energy efficiency certificates under the new legislation), AE Smith predicts a “rush” on assessment, certification as well as putting in place appropriate retrofit actions to help make commercial buildings more efficient and commercially attractive.

AE Smith’s Brisbane Payroll and Administration Assistant, Karen has been involved in the sport for 25 years – a past time that she describes as being dominated by discipline and working as a team.

“For very practical reasons, it’s important to allow enough time to collate base building data to assess the performance of your building,” adds Permezel, who sites that NABERS ratings require 12 months of continuous data as part of the strict validation and verification protocols.

“The practice, discipline and focus on team work from Dance Drill sport is something that translates to my role at AE Smith – it means I focus on how our branch can work to the best of its ability to work as a team”.

“The introduction of mandatory disclosure will also see current standards of energy efficiency become the norm in Australia,” says Doug Binns General Manager of AE Smith’s newly launched business division.

Initially encouraged by her mother to participate in the sport, Karen has competed at other state and national events. Congratulations Karen!

Recently, AE Smith launched Emerald Sustainable Performance – a dedicated energy services business that’s aimed at helping building owners and property managers improve the environmental performance of buildings.

See Karen and the Celtic United Precision Drill team in action on YouTube at www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfwhcLoR4KU

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Ready or not – mandatory disclosure is on its way An outcome on the federal government's Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill is expected during the current parliamentary session, which ends 24 June. The Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill has been introduced to Federal Parliament – which will require office building owners to disclose their energy efficiency. Are you fit and ready for mandatory disclosure?

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“ Failure to comply with the proposed disclosure requirements would carry a maximum penalty of $100,000 and misuse of energy information could lead to a maximum two year jail term ”

Combet Introduces Bill Mandating Energy Disclos

Sustainable Transport Guide

Assistant Climate Minister, Greg Combet introduced a Bill to Federal Parliament in March that will require office building owners to disclose their building’s energy rating and lighting efficiency to prospective buyers and tenants

How to drive better transport decisions for your business

The Building Energy Efficiency Disclosure Bill will mean owners of large commercial office buildings – and head tenants sub letting office space – have to provide prospective purchasers and tenants with a building energy efficiency certificate containing the relevant information.

Greenfleet and the Net Balance Foundation have published a sustainable transport guide that provides employers and their employees with simple, achievable strategies to reduce emissions associated with commuting to and from work, business meetings and freight transport.

Mandatory disclosure obligations will apply to office space covering 2,000 square metres or more.

The Guide has been developed with key industry players to help all businesses and organisations take up sustainable transport options. This is a visible and often immediate way for businesses to show their commitment to sustainability and a great start for any sustainability journey. Sustainable transport practices can also deliver significant cost savings, by reducing airfares, fleet costs, fuel costs, car parking and freight costs. Some less obvious benefits are improved employee health from walking, cycling and running to work, increased productivity and a reduction in employee absenteeism.

Failure to comply with the proposed disclosure requirements would carry a maximum penalty of $100,000 and misuse of energy information could lead to a maximum two year jail term. “Penalties aside, the proposed legislation is set to change commercial buildings and the way they manage energy use,” comments AE Smith’s CEO, Andrew Permezel, who believes management of existing buildings via retrofitting, service and maintenance will be required to simply remain competitive during the sale or lease process. The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for the Bill says it’s reasonable to estimate there’s a 20 – 30% gap between the average energy performance of the sector and the best performing buildings.

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Australia’s workplaces have a new set of tools to help them cut their contribution to the greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change.

AE Smith was the first HVAC company to be a supporter of Greenfleet and surpass our goal to plant 10,000 trees by 2010. Greenfleet is a not-for-profit forestry organisation that was the first to become a Greenhouse FriendlyTM Government Approved Abatement Provider. Through Greenfleet, AE Smith offsets its entire fleet of some 200 vehicles across the country including one special AE Smith “Happy Truck” (pic above) that celebrates AE Smith’s long standing community support of Ronald McDonald House in Perth.

The Guide provides detailed strategies and examples covering a broad spectrum of transport related issues for all organisations, regardless of size or industry. Called “Your Sustainable Transport Guide”, it is available from the Researchers section at www.greenfleet.com.au

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