APER opens new road to professional registration

The Queensland government has approved the AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) program under its Professional Engineers Act 2002. This opens a dedicated pathway for engineers working in HVAC&R and building services to be assessed and secure Registered Professional Engineer Qld (RPEQ) status. The announcement comes as states and territories roll out professional registration schemes in […]


Victoria invests big in school ventilation

The Victorian government has announced it will invest more than $190 million in initiatives to support a COVID-safe reopening of schools, with a focus on ventilation. Billed by the government as “the biggest investment in education ventilation in Australian history”, the initiative will see 51,000 air purification devices rolled out to all government and low-fee […]

Events and conferences

The next generation of HVAC service and integration

CoolAutomation is running a webinar on Tuesday, September 28 focusing on the latest developments in HVAC service and integration. In the webinar, former Daikin dealer David Aquilina will introduce participants to a set of devices and demonstrate how to easily integrate HVAC systems into a home automation system.  He will also present new cloud-based remote […]


New CSIRO weather files reflect changing climate

CSIRO has published predictive and typical meteorological year weather files suitable for use by building energy simulation software. For many years, building designers in Australia have faced a problem: the standard weather files for building simulation did not reflect the impacts of a changing climate, in particular summer overheating risks. This issue was highlighted in […]


Quantifying embodied carbon in building systems

A project involving CIBSE ANZ and AIRAH is analysing a UK methodology for calculating embodied carbon in building services, and adapting it for Australia. Embodied carbon is defined by the World Green Building Council as carbon emissions associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole life-cycle of a building or infrastructure. This includes the […]


Stiebel Eltron promotes IAQ improvements for classrooms

Stiebel Eltron is promoting the use of its VRL-C heat-recovery ventilation systems as a measure to improve air exchange in heavily frequented rooms, including classrooms. “A ventilation device not only brings fresh, virus-free air into the room and recovers valuable energy from the exhaust air,” says the company. “It also lowers the CO2 concentration and […]