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Rogue HFC23 emissions on the rise

A new report in Nature Communications has highlighted a large and unexpected increase in emissions of HFC23 – a hydrofluorocarbon with extremely high global warming potential that is mainly produced as an unwanted by-product during the manufacture of R22. R22 is a hydrochorofluorocarbon (HCFC) that destroys the ozone layer, and it is being phased out […]

Events and conferences

New podcast on building physics

A new episode of the AIRAH on Air podcast features highlights and experts’ insights from the 2019 Building Physics Forum. The event, held in Melbourne from October 23–24 last year, featured 35 presenters discussing topics such as air movement, thermal performance, passive house, control of moisture, sensible and latent energy, acoustic performance, light, solar control, […]

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NCC workshops coming soon

In March and April, the Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) will be presenting seminars on the National Construction Code (NCC) in capital cities around the country. The 2020 NCC seminars will focus on answering common technical enquiries concerning the application of the NCC Volumes One and Two, and information relating to the changes contained in […]

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Advice for workers in smoky conditions

As a result of the bushfires burning throughout Australia, smoke has been affecting large parts of the country, including capital cities. On Monday in the Melbourne CBD, the air quality index (AQI) peaked at 213, considered “very unhealthy”. The suburb of Box Hill experienced an AQI of 372, considered “hazardous”. According to the Environment Protection […]

Products

MHIAA wins Choice award

Capping off its 20th anniversary year, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Air-Conditioners Australia (MHIAA) has once again been recognised as the Best Brand of Air Conditioners by leading consumer advocacy group Choice. The award is based on test reviews of over 140 split system air conditioners and the results of the annual reliability and satisfaction survey completed […]

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Events and conferences

IBTech at ARBS 2020

As anticipation builds ahead of ARBS 2020 – slated for May 19–21 in Melbourne, the organisers have revealed more about what to expect. Alongside over 250 exhibitors offering access to the latest in HVAC&R, the event will include IBTech@ARBS – a precinct within the exhibition dedicated to the latest intelligent building technologies. “This technology will […]

Legislation Updates

New rules on refrigerated cabinets

From August 15, 2020, the replacement Greenhouse and Energy Minimum Standards (Refrigerated Cabinets) 2019 will come into force in Australia. The changes in the 2019 Determination include: The addition of refrigerated storage cabinets, ice-cream freezers and scooping cabinets to the product classes of refrigerated cabinets that are regulated for energy efficiency The assessment of refrigerated cabinet performance […]

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Cold Logic signs MoU

Australian refrigeration specialist Cold Logic has signed an exclusive memorandum of understanding with UK naval refrigeration supplier Ernest West & Beynon. Ernest West & Beynon is currently supplying the provision cooling systems for BAE Systems UK Type 26 class, which is the baseline design for Australia’s Hunter class. Cold Logic is delivering state-of-the-art upgrades to […]