Dr Greg Picker has been elected chair of the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Board at the annual general meeting of the ARC.
A new report has shown that raising the temperature of frozen food by just 3°C from -18°C to -15°C could cut carbon emissions by 17.7 million metric tonnes of CO2 a year.
The WA government is seeking feedback on a draft management and supervision policy that will apply to registered engineers in the state.
After a thorough executive search, Sami Zheng has been appointed to the position of AIRAHChief Executive Officer. Having joined the Institute seven years ago to work in finance, Zheng has most recently served as Chief Operating Officer. AIRAH President Paul Jackson, F.AIRAH, says that in her seven years with AIRAH, Zheng has shown all the […]
The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has released its annual update on the state of workplace gender equality, showing that although inequality remains pronounced, the pay gap is shrinking. The positive news from this year’s Gender Equality Scorecard is that the average total remuneration gender pay gap has dropped to 21.7 per cent in 2023, […]
One of the most important Australian Standards used by HVAC practitioners, AS 1668, is being reviewed. Brett Fairweather, M.AIRAH, from It’s Engineered takes us through the major changes and the key talking points in the drafts of AS 1668.2 and AS 1668.4, which are open for public comment until January 23, 2024. Why is an […]
A new course has become available for HVAC&R technicians who are maintaining or signing off mechanical services for Annual Fire Safety Statements (AFSS). The course has been approved by the NSW Department of Customer Service under the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme (FPAS). It will allow Certificate III-qualified professionals to conduct annual certification of essential fire […]
Engineers Australia has launched its latest statistical overview of the engineering profession in Australia, which it says sheds light on the concerning state of the engineering workforce. The report, now into its 15th iteration, is based on Australian census data and offers high-level insights about the engineering workforce. This edition covers the 2016-2021 census surveys […]
The Australian Construction Industry Forum (ACIF) has released a comprehensive review of the implementation of the Building Confidence Report recommendations. It finds that that although the states and territories have made progress towards implementing the recommendations, there is still work to be done. After the Building Confidence Report was released in 2018, federal, state and […]
A worldwide initiative to reduce cooling-related emissions is set to be launched at COP28, slated for November 30 to December 12 in Dubai. Known as the Global Cooling Pledge, the initiative represents the world’s first collective focus on reducing energy emissions from the cooling sector. It comes in response to growing access to and demand […]