Global Cooling Prize finalists
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Eight cooling solutions to save the world

A global coalition led by the government of India along with Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) has announced the eight finalists of the Global Cooling Prize. The international innovation competition aims to promote the development of super-efficient and climate-friendly residential cooling solutions for homes. The finalist teams include some of the world’s largest air conditioner manufacturers, […]

NSW TAFE awards
Education Events and conferences

TAFE NSW inaugural awards night

This year TAFE NSW – Sydney Region Refrigeration Section hosted the annual student’s awards night at the Apprentice Restaurant, Ultimo. The organisers took advantage of this first-time event to recognise last year’s award winners too, as well as the 2019 WorldSkills Sydney region finalists. “The event showcases passion, dedication and commitment the students, teachers and […]

Salary survey
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AIRAH publishes salary survey

AIRAH has completed its survey of salaries in the Australian HVAC&R industry, and the mood of respondents is generally upbeat. In total, 491 industry professionals from every state and territory completed the survey. “The data in this report provides a comparative analysis of the survey responses provided by all participants,” says Dr David Iacuone, who […]

split system
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Flammable future for split systems?

German development agency GIZ has published a resource guide promoting the use of R290 (propane) in split system air conditioners. The guide highlights the efficiency benefits and potential emissions reductions that propane offers, and addresses concerns about flammable refrigerants. Ultimately, it aims to encourage policy-makers to facilitate the market uptake of energy-efficient split systems using […]

Global Cooling Prize
Events and conferences

Finalist countdown for Global Cooling Prize

The Global Cooling Prize – a competition designed to spur development of a radically more energy efficient cooling technology – will be announcing its finalists at a ceremony in New Delhi, India on November 15. This event is being co-hosted by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India; Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI); and Mission Innovation. It will […]

Events and conferences

Solar expert coming to Canberra

Daniel Mugnier, chairman of the International Energy Association Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA SHC), will be the keynote speaker at AIRAH’s Renewable Heating and Cooling Forum in Canberra on December 3. The one-day event will explore Australia’s renewable heating and cooling sector and where it is headed. This includes the latest developments in solar, […]

Legislation Updates News

Queensland tightens Cert II rules

The Queensland government has confirmed details of its new mechanical services licence framework, including the need for Certificate III qualifications to perform nearly all refrigeration and air conditioning work. The regulation incorporates feedback from the consultation period earlier this year, and confirms the goal of raising industry standards and accountability. “The licensing framework recognises that […]