Ventilation pipes
Public Comment

Introducing stand-alone ventilation systems

The European Commission has released an online consultation on the possible introduction of the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems in Europe. Stand-alone ventilation systems are defined as ventilation systems whose sole function is to ventilate a building. Inspections can be considered a way to improve the performance of ventilation systems. Article 19a of the EPBD […]

Events and conferences

National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition

The National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition is being held on the Sunshine Coast from May 29–31. The conference will focus on all clean technology (cleantech) growth areas including energy, waste, water, built environment and transport. There will be a particular focus on commercialisation, creating effective business clusters, the potential of the circular economy, innovation case […]

Saarbrücken research team
News

The future of AC and heating?

A research team at Germany’s Saarland University has developed a prototype device that can transfer heat using “muscles” made from nickel-titanium. Nickel-titanium is a shape-memory material that releases heat to its surroundings when it is mechanically loaded in its superelastic state. It absorbs heat from its surroundings when it is unloaded. The team, led by […]

Refrigeration
News

So how do you define refrigeration?!

A group of experts from the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) have been working together to establish common definitions of five words that characterise the refrigeration sector. After more than a year of discussions, the organisations came to the agreement on the following […]

Australian Made
News Products

Daikin achieves Australian Made certifications

Four Daikin products now officially bear the Australian Made certification. “These Australian Made certifications are the first we’ve attained at Daikin, and it’s a very proud moment for us,” says Shaun Uehara, managing director of Daikin Australia. The company began manufacturing products in Australia in 1982. Australian Made is a registered certification trademark that is Australia’s […]

HVAC technician
Public Comment

New data on skills shortages

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has conducted an online survey for stakeholders to find out more about skills shortages in the electrotechnology industry. And the results have now been published. In the electrotechnology sector, 76.9 per cent of respondents reported experiencing a skills shortage in the past 12 months. The occupations reported as being in shortage […]

MHIAA
Products

Mitsubishi Heavy’s new HQ

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) recently relocated its head office from Kingsgrove in New South Wales to Regents Park. MHIAA’s managing director Yuji Ito says the new space offers improved facilities more suited to the expanding company’s changing needs. MHIAA worked with Powerhouse Group for the design and build of the new office space […]

FPAA
Events and conferences

Recognising the competence of fire safety practitioners

Fire Protection Association Australia is holding seminars about the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme in March and April in New South Wales. Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in 2017 mean that anyone designing a fire system, or conducting an annual fire safety assessment must be a competent fire safety practitioner. There is currently […]