NEXTgen program open for applications

Applications are now open to join Standards Australia’s NEXTgen program for 2022–23. The NEXTgen Program selects emerging industry and technical experts and provides them with an opportunity to become involved in the national and international standardisation processes. “Emerging leaders will share knowledge and collaborate, developing a deep understanding of what it takes to shape robust […]

Events and conferences

IICA Technology Expo 2022

The Institute of Instrumentation, Control and Automation (IICA) is holding its Technology Expo 2022 on June 8 in Sydney. “Technology Expos are a one-stop shop, featuring many companies showcasing their products or services related to the instrumentation, control and automation industry, over a drink in a friendly and relaxed environment,” says the IICA. The event […]


Mitsubishi Electric launches sensible core heat exchanger

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has launched the LGH-RVS sensible core heat exchanger, the latest development in its Lossnay heat recovery ventilator (HRV) line-up. The company says the solution is aimed at Australians looking to bring fresh air into buildings and maximise ventilation. “Modern buildings have a high degree of thermal insulation and require some form of […]


Boost for oil-free chillers as TICA acquires Smardt

TICA has completed its acquisition of the Smardt Chiller Group and announced the expansion of the group’s global manufacturing facilities to further support Smardt’s work in the oil-free centrifugal chiller category. The two firms share a focus on energy conservation through water-side oil-free chillers and air-side AHUs and system integration. The move is aimed at […]

Legislation Updates

First glimpse of NCC 2022

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has released the first stage of the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022 preview to familiarise stakeholders with the major changes. The first stage of the release contains most of the amendments finalised for NCC 2022, including: New livable housing features to assist people with disability and through more stages […]


Top chefs serve up message about cooling

To celebrate World Refrigeration Day on June 26, United Nations Environment Program OzonAction, Chefs4thePlanet, and Global Food Cold Chain Council are partnering to explain cooling’s essential role in protecting human health and the planet. The Cooling Keeps Food Fresh campaign will describe why cooling is necessary for food safety and how it supports nutritious diets […]

Events and conferences

Refrigeration sector racing to keep up with change

Changes in technology, legislation and the workforce have placed a strain on Australia’s refrigeration sector, and created a pressing need for education and training. That’s the view of SuperCool Group Business Manager Rene Le Miere, a member of the technical organising committee for the AIRAH Refrigeration 2022 Conference, to be held from May 16–17 in […]


Towards a better performance metric for cooling

Key players behind the Global Cooling Prize have launched a project to establish new performance metrics for air conditioners that will promote the uptake of next-generation technology. The Global Cooling Prize was an innovation competition that offered prizes for developing a room air conditioner with five times less climate impact than a standard model in […]

Legislation Updates News

Hydrocarbons the future for residential AC?

Industry stakeholders have applauded a revised International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) safety standard that will allow larger charges of flammable refrigerants in household appliances such as air conditioners, heat pumps and dehumidifiers. In particular, it could open the way for greater use of hydrocarbons in residential air conditioning. Standard IEC 60335-2-40 deals with the safety of […]