Environmental performance grants
News

City of Sydney environmental performance grants

Round one of City of Sydney’s environmental performance grants is open from February 6 until March 11. The program offers a powerful incentive to act and make change by offering support focused on encouraging innovation and environmental leadership, and addressing some of the barriers that communities face when considering action. Through the grants and sponsorship […]

NCC 2019 Preview
Legislation Updates News

NCC 2019 Preview release

The NCC (National Construction Code) 2019 Preview has been released. Versions of all three volumes and the guide to volume one are now available to download as PDFs. The NCC sets the minimum acceptable standards for all new construction work in Australia. Since 2005, it has included provisions in Section J for energy efficiency, including […]

Future of Refrigerants
Education Events and conferences

The Future of Refrigerants: Unitary and VRF Systems

ASHRAE is presenting a webcast called The Future of Refrigerants: Unitary and VRF Systems this April. The two-hour session will be held on two days and times to suit international time differences. The webcast will examine the world’s most prolific air conditioning system configurations. It will look at how those systems can adapt to worldwide regulatory […]

Lennox
Products

Lennox’s latest release

Lennox has released a new range of wall split-system air conditioners. The reverse-cycle inverter units are said to deliver more precise temperature control and greater comfort. “Advanced 3D airflow” circulates cold air from the bottom of the room and hot air from the top of the room, preventing temperature pockets from developing. The system also […]

TRANSFORM
Events and conferences

Green Building Council of Australia to hold TRANSFORM

The GBCA (Green Building Council of Australia) will hold its TRANSFORM conference in Sydney from March 19–20. It will take place at the recently refurbished Roundhouse at UNSW Sydney. The conference aims to encourage dynamic conversations around the sustainable built environment, inspired by keynote addresses, case studies and interactive workshops. There will be over 80 […]

Ohrid
Events and conferences

Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies International Conference

The eighth Ammonia and CO2 Refrigeration Technologies Conference is being held from April 11–19 in Ohrid, Republic of Macedonia. The conference is organised by the International Institute of Refrigeration and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering – Skopje. Over 50 papers have been submitted internationally, presenting recent achievements in research and the advanced applications of CO2 and […]

Fire Risk
News Products

Fire risk causes recall on AC unit

Due to a fire risk, a national recall has been put in place for two models of outdoor air conditioning units. The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) released the recall on Seeley International’s Braemar SCHF21C3S and Braemar SCHF25C3S outdoor air conditioner units on January 8. The ACCC says the power factor correction capacitors fitted in the […]