Events and conferences

Future of HVAC Conference

In recent years, AIRAH’s Future of HVAC Conference has established itself as the leading event for identifying and exploring the emerging trends in the HVAC&R industry. This year the event will take place on September 12–13 at Melbourne’s Etihad Stadium. Forty guest speakers have been announced, presenting topics ranging from carbon-neutral buildings and flammable refrigerants to […]


Sunshine Coast Hospital earns 6 Star Green Star

The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) has become the largest public healthcare facility in Australia to earn a 6 star Green Star Healthcare v1 Design and As-Built rating. Exemplar Health, a consortium comprised of Lendlease, Siemens and Capella Capital, in partnership with Queensland Health, surpassed the original 4 star target, using innovative design […]

NABERS Search Tool
Legislation Updates News

NABERS launches new website and steering committee

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) has launched an Australian-first search engine for green buildings. “This new tool will allow people to find the best examples of sustainable buildings and green businesses in the country,” Environment Minister Gabrielle Upton said. NABERS is a national program, administered by the NSW government, that measures the […]

Buffalo Trident

Bitzer and Güntner sign distribution deal

Compressor specialist Bitzer and heat exchanger producer Güntner have signed a long-term distribution contract. Bitzer will exclusively market all commercial and industrial Güntner heat exchanger products in Australia and New Zealand. The agreement specifies that Güntner will manufacture the goods and Bitzer will distribute them. The company stresses, however, that nothing will change for customers. […]

Chiller Policy
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Energy Rating seek feedback on chiller policy

Energy Rating are holding two public consultation meetings in July regarding proposed updates to liquid chiller policy. Melbourne: 19 July, 10am–12pm at the Waverley International Hotel, 301 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley Sydney: 20 July, 10am–12pm at Stamford Plaza, Sydney Airport RSVP required by Friday, 6 July. Energy Rating are also looking into the possibility of […]


A-Gas acquires Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel GmbH

A-Gas has purchased German refrigerant company Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel GmbH. Located near Hamburg, Arthur Friedrichs Kaeltemittel GmbH has operated in the industry for over 60 years; primarily supplying refrigerant to the European automotive market. “This acquisition will allow us to further strengthen our global OEM automotive presence, where Friedrichs Kaeltemittel has made a considerable impact,” […]