Events and conferences

IBPSA Seminar Series 2018

IBPSA Australasia and the Australian Passive House Association are holding a seminar in Melbourne on May 31. Guest speakers and presentations include: Designing a high-speed train station in the south of France Pablo Sepulveda, AECOM Sepulveda will present on the key design challenges associated with designing a new high-speed train station in Montpelier, France. He […]

Education Legislation Updates

Information sessions about the HFC phase-down

The Department of the Environment and Energy is running a series of free information sessions around Australia about what the hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) phase-down will mean for HFC users including equipment owners and technicians, and other changes to the program to reduce emissions and increase efficiency. The sessions will be held at: Adelaide on June 1 […]


Project Drawdown is calling for research fellows

Project Drawdown is calling for a new round of research fellows. The research fellows will develop solution-specific models, technical reports, and policy memos projecting the financial and climate impacts of “state-of-the-shelf” solutions deployed at scale over the next thirty years. The fellows will augment previously conducted research and collect additional data as needed. They will also […]


Australian Budget offers opportunities for the HVAC&R industry

A 2018–19 Federal Budget based on solid infrastructure spending and positive tax measures offers measurable value for the HVAC&R industry, according to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the government’s commitment to substantial and important infrastructure projects should benefit Australia in general, and the HVAC&R […]


Share your experiences of working in RAC

OzonAction, in cooperation with UN Women, is seeking short “stories” about women working in the refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) sector. OzonAction is launching a global initiative to raise awareness of the opportunities available to women in the industry, and to highlight the particular experiences and successes of women working in the sector. The aim […]


WELL Workshop

What is the WELL Building Standard and how can it nurture health and well-being? The WELL Building Standard marries best practice design and construction with evidence-based health and wellness interventions to support human health, well-being and comfort. The Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA)  is holding a full-day workshop to explore the concepts behind the WELL […]


Applications are open for the Young Leaders Program

Standards Australia’s Young Leaders Program selects emerging industry and technical experts and provides them with an exciting opportunity to become involved in the national and international standardisation processes supporting Australian industry and government. Applications are now open until June 30 for the 2018/19 Young Leaders Program. Through the program, participants will access training and gain […]