survey
News

HVAC&R salary survey

AIRAH (the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating) has created a short survey to benchmark salaries in the HVAC&R sector. The survey only takes a few minutes to complete, and any input will provide AIRAH with the information it needs to effectively advocate for the industry. AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says this […]

ARBS 2020
Events and conferences

ARBS 2020 returns to Melbourne

ARBS (the Air conditioning, Refrigeration Building Services Exhibition) is returning to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Building from May 19–21 in 2020. ARBS is Australia’s only international industry trade exhibition. There will be over 350 exhibitors and an estimated eight thousand visitors. ARBS 2020 will showcase hundreds of new products and technologies, with a focus on emerging […]

Events and conferences

GCP: Intent to Apply forms due soon!

The US launch for the Global Cooling Prize (GCP) was held on May 15 (AEDT). It included keynotes from Gina McCarthy and John Roome, and panel discussions featuring experts and thought leaders. A full recording of the event is available here. Led by the Rocky Mountain Institute, the GCP is a global competition to develop breakthrough residential cooling technology. […]

News

Kirby launches Apprentice Fund

Kirby has announced the formation of the Kirby Apprentice Fund, established to support apprentices and strengthen the technical skills of the HVAC&R industry. The company plans to begin raising funds using a variety methods. The funds will then be used to provide trade tools and skills development training to industry apprentices. The fund will be launched […]

CFC-11
News

China denies illegal use of CFC-11

China’s environmental ministry has cast aspersions over claims that the country is responsible for a recent spike in emissions of CFC-11, a banned ozone-destroying gas. A recent report in science journal Nature found that China is responsible for approximately 40–60 per cent of the recent rise in CFC-11 (trichlorofluoromethane) emissions. Researchers traced the increase to the northeastern […]

Techstreet and Standards Australia
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Standards Australia partners with Techstreet

Techstreet has entered into an agreement with Standards Australia to become a distributor of Standards Australia’s content. Earlier this year, Standards Australia announced it was looking to expand its options for distributing content, after a court ruled that SAI Global would no longer have exclusive rights. Techstreet positions itself as a “technical information superstore” and offers […]

Education

Checklist for building energy efficiency

Master Builders Victoria has collaborated with CodeSafe, ICANZ, AIVAA, AIRAH, AWCINSW, IA and NECA to create two short videos that highlight good practices in building envelope integrity. Insulation and air tightness are two factors with a large impact on the energy efficiency of a house and the comfort of the people living inside. To function […]

Pipes
Public Comment

WA: Air-handling and water systems regulation review

The Department of Health (DOH) is reviewing the Health (Air-handling and Water Systems) Regulations 1994. Since the Public Health Act 2016 was introduced, the Air-handling Regulations must be reviewed and either repealed or replaced with new regulations. The focus of this review is to obtain feedback on the most effective option for managing the public health risks […]

News

Putting the “R” in ASHRAE

ASHRAE has announced the launch of a web page to encourage the advancement of refrigeration technology and its application. The new web page, referred to as the “R” in ASHRAE, highlights the Society’s commitment to supporting the role of refrigeration worldwide. The web page features resources, information and publications concerning refrigeration and refrigerants such as […]