Events and conferences

DFC looks to a ‘regenerative’ future

The Design Futures Council (DFC) has announced a leadership summit on sustainable design and ecological stewardship. The summit will take place in Sydney on March 28–29. Titled Towards a Regenerative Future, the event will pull together a “unique range of action-oriented, inspirational and aspirational stories, from global leaders from across the spectrum of architecture, engineering, […]

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Schneider announces Innovation Day

Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is holding a free Innovation Day on Tuesday, April 2 at the Hilton Sydney. This will be followed by Expert Learning Sessions on Wednesday, April 3. “Innovation Day 2019 is Schneider Electric’s premier IT, data centre and built environment technology event experience in Australia,” says the company. The […]

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Trajectory on track, but focus is on fire

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Hobart on February 8 to discuss issues ranging from safety to energy efficiency. The BMF oversees policy and regulatory issues affecting Australia’s building and construction industries. It is made up of federal and state and territory government ministers who have responsibility for building and construction. It was thought […]

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Heatcraft renews support for WorldSkills

WorldSkills Australia (WSA) partner Heatcraft has announced its major sponsorship of the Refrigeration category for both the 2019 round of regional competitions and the 2020 WSA National Refrigeration Competition. It marks a 23-year association between Heatcraft and WSA. “This is a long-established affiliation that aligns firmly with our core business and values, being a heritage of […]

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Kamstrup offers certification training

Energy metering maestro Kamstrup is taking its training on the road in March. The half-day course offers participants the opportunity to learn more about thermal energy metering and become factory certified. It will run in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Perth. “Thermal energy metering is a valuable tool for building and facility managers to obtain […]


Order of Australia for HVAC&R leader

Olivia Newton-John and Kylie Minogue may have grabbed the headlines in this year’s Australia Day Honours, but there was also recognition for a big name in the HVAC&R industry: Steve Anderson. Executive Director of Refrigerants Australia from 1987–2014, the initiator of the ACRtick program, and one of the key figures in establishing Refrigerant Reclaim Australia […]