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UK study mulls heat pumps for net-zero buildings

A feasibility study conducted by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is re-evaluating building materials and exploring heat pumps as realistic design pathways to meet the UK’s decarbonisation targets. The findings are intended to improve collective understanding of the real-world implications for achieving new net zero buildings. The “Building the case for net zero” report […]


MHIAA scores double win

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has won accolades both at the 2020 Good Design Australia Awards and Canstar Blue’s 2020 Air Conditioner Reviews & Ratings. The company’s FDTC Compact Ceiling Cassette won the prestigious Good Design award in the Product Design Hardware and Building category at the 2020 Good Design Australia Awards. The award […]

Products What's New

New heat exchangers focus on sustainable cooling

Alfa Laval has launched a new generation of brazed plate heat exchangers that offer increased sustainability for cooling duties. The AC74 includes unique technologies developed to improve energy efficiency and enable the use of refrigerants with low global warming potential (GWP), says the company. “An increasing number of our customers are facing challenges as a […]


AIRAH supports established HVAC&R term definitions

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has formally recognised five key refrigeration term definitions that were established by an international group of experts. AIRAH has joined a list of international partners – including the French Refrigeration Association (AFF), the Institute of Refrigeration (IOR) and the Global Cold Chain Alliance – to officially […]

Public Comment

Productivity Green Paper urges VET reforms

Despite a decade of reviewing the Vocational Education and Training (VET), the educational system still lags in its modernised learning modes, career pathways and relationships with industry. This premise is highlighted by the NSW Productivity Commission in its Continuing the Productivity Conversation Green Paper. Among other draft policy recommendations, the Commission is calling for reforms […]