Melbourne will once again play host to Total Facilities, Australia’s single most important facilities management event. Over two days (18 – 19 April) professionals and innovative businesses will explore strategies to optimise facility and workplace performance and improve the places in which we work and live.
The free-to-attend Speaker Series presents tried and tested strategies from expert panellists to inform the facility and workplace agenda. GECA CEO, Kate Harris will be participating in the following panel discussions:
The Next Big Gains for Energy Savings in Buildings (Wednesday 18 April)
For the environment, building owners and building occupiers, improved building energy efficiency presents a win-win-win solution. The many benefits of energy reduction include: reducing stress on the electricity network; supporting a least-cost pathway to decarbonisation; delivering cost savings; and improving building user comfort. This session will discuss how efficiencies in energy consumption can achieve these benefits in new and renovated buildings against the background of the anticipated improvements to the National Construction Code due to be incorporated in the 2019 Code update.
Wellness at Work: The Relationship Between Human and Building (Thursday 19 April)
Wellness in the workplace has become a very complex but important topic, particularly as the separation between work and personal time is becoming less defined. Worker wellness is heavily influenced by the physical and human characteristics of the workplace and by factors related to individual’s personal circumstances.
This session will explore the relationship between worker and corporate values with specific reference to: how much influence an individual’s values have on their choice of workplace; how much individuals are willing to compromise their values in deference to corporate values and objectives. The panel will explore the impact of compromises on values and expectations on the wellness of the worker and at what level this becomes counter-productive. It will also attempt to identify factors outside the control of the workplace that impacts on worker wellness at work.
Discover Sustainable Solutions
We’re thrilled that a number of GECA licensees will be exhibiting at Total Facilities, including Madinoz; E.D. Oates; K Crown; Tersano; and Greenspeed. You will also have the opportunity to visit the GECA team along with Tersano and Greenspeed in the Sustainable Solutions GECA Zone.
We hope to see you there!