Legislation Updates News

Grant benefits for registered NT tradies

NT-based tradies and contractors can now register with the Jobs Rescue and Recovery Plan to provide work through the Home Improvement Scheme, Business Improvement Grants and Immediate Work Grants. The $65m plan is aimed at protecting Territorians from the deep economic impacts of the coronavirus through creating new work opportunities, saving jobs, and helping businesses […]


Buildings running on empty

AIRAH has highlighted the importance of maintaining HVAC and other building services – even if premises are temporarily unoccupied.  Across Australia, offices and other commercial buildings have emptied out as organisations shut down or staff work from home due to the COVID-19 prevention measures. But even when premises are empty, HVAC systems and other building […]


Johnson Controls introduces air purification system

Johnson Controls is introducing the AtmosAir solution to the Australian market in response to COVID-19. Johnson Controls says the air purifying system can actively and continuously disinfect and decontaminate indoor air in buildings and facilities. According to the company, the partnered Johnson Controls AtmosAir solution works by producing bipolar ions that attach themselves to airborne […]

Products What's New

Belimo’s new room units

Belimo has released a range of passive and active room sensors and room operating units for measuring temperature, humidity and indoor air quality. The new range has been especially designed for visible areas of the room. According to Belimo, the units offer a timeless design for the architect; quick installation for the installer; easy commissioning […]


REHVA publishes COVID-19 guidance

The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) has published a guidance document for building services in areas with a coronavirus disease outbreak. The document is targeted at HVAC professionals and facility managers working in commercial and public buildings. It provides practical recommendations for preventing the spread of coronavirus through HVAC and […]

Education News

$1.3bn coronavirus aid package for apprentices

The government has committed $1.3bn in wage subsidies to help small businesses retain apprentices displaced by the coronavirus downturn. As part of Australia’s COVID-19 response, the subsidies will support small businesses with funding of up to $21,000 ($7,000 per quarter) for every apprentice. The intention is to help small businesses get back on track after […]