Events and conferences

Marketing insights for the ‘new normal’

Digital marketing specialist Netstripes is offering a series of free webinars designed to help businesses increase their digital responsiveness. “The economic disruption caused by COVID-19 has adversely affected so many small and medium businesses, and in some cases, forced closure,” says Netstripes. “We understand that you are under pressure to sustain your business, deliver value […]

Legislation Updates

Workers urged to get flying start on licence applications

The Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBCC) is offering new arrangements for mechanical services workers who apply for their occupational licence ahead of the January 1, 2022 deadline. Employees who perform mechanical services work for a licensed contractor, including refrigeration and air conditioning, have until January 1, 2022 to hold the relevant occupational licence. Normally, […]

Events and conferences

VASA Wire & Gas Convention postponed until 2022

VASA, Australasia’s peak trade association for specialists in auto air conditioning, electrical and thermal management, has postponed its flagship Wire & Gas conference until 2022 due to logistical risks posed by ongoing pandemic-related disruptions. Wire & Gas, originally scheduled to take place from July 31 to August 2, 2020, was postponed until the equivalent weekend […]

News

Carel releases white paper on natural refrigerants

HVAC&R control and humidification specialist Carel has released a white paper that examines natural refrigerants and the technologies available to optimise energy savings. As countries around the world move to phase down HFCs in support of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, natural refrigerants including CO2, ammonia and hydrocarbons are increasingly being looked at […]

News

Supermarket refrigerant leaks caught on camera

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) has released the details of an investigation into refrigerant leakage in US supermarkets. The project, aimed at raising mainstream awareness of refrigerant management issues, is titled “Leaking Havoc” – and the results are indeed alarming. EIA investigated dozens of supermarkets in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and Maryland using portable […]

Legislation Updates

Northern Territory to finally adopt Section J?

The Northern Territory government is considering adopting Section J of the National Construction Code (NCC), which will set out new energy efficiency requirements for commercial buildings. The National Construction Code prescribes the minimum standard for buildings in Australia. Although it is a national code, each state and territory may decide whether or not to adopt […]

News

South Australia opens new ‘medi-hotel’ for COVID cases

International travellers in South Australia who test positive for COVID-19 infection are now being transferred to a hotel quarantine facility with upgraded ventilation systems and processes. The 72-bed Tom’s Court hotel in Adelaide’s CBD will mainly house new international arrivals, but rooms will also be available should there be any further cases of community transmission […]