Events and conferences

Reality TV gets sustainable

The CRC for Low Carbon Living and the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage have co-funded a home makeover show with a difference. Renovate or Rebuild has two teams competing to convince a Sydney-based family that they have the best solution to creating a healthier, more spacious and energy efficient home for the owners. Team Renovate, headed […]

Public Comment

Have your say: New licensing in Queensland

As reported last year, Queensland is updating its licensing framework for mechanical services work, including air conditioning and refrigeration. It is now looking for feedback on the proposed licence classes and transitional arrangements. Perhaps the biggest change for air conditioning and refrigeration is the introduction of the occupational licence class, with a minimum Certificate III […]

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NABERS set for starring role in UK

According to industry legend, when the NABERS initiative was first released as a system for measuring and comparing the environmental performance of Australian buildings and tenancies, it had a less memorable name. The final acronym was coined as a cheeky (and catchier) reference to the popular soap opera. Since then, the initiative has brought about huge […]

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Aussie ingenuity on show

The History Channel is running a new series called Aussie Inventions That Changed The World, and it includes an episode dedicated to refrigeration. “Historically, Australia has punched well above its weight on the world stage of timely innovations, scientific breakthroughs, and cleverly designed new technologies,” say the creators. “Throughout its history this continent has produced […]

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ARC visits regional permit holders

In the past six months, engagement officers from the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) have visited regional and remote locations to perform permit holder and education visits. Visits were made to Darwin and surrounding areas (81 visits); to Toowoomba and surrounding areas in Queensland (71 visits); to Coffs Harbour and surrounding areas in New South Wales […]

Products

Trafalgar earns Australian Made certification

Fire containment expert Trafalgar recently obtained Australian Made certification for a number of its products. The green and gold stamp has been awarded to the patented Fyrebox Slab-Mounted, a fire-stopping device that eliminates many compliance issues commonly seen in multi-residential constructions. The Fyrebox Cast-In and Fyrebox Maxi from the Firebox family have also received Australian […]

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Plumbers bid to take over RAC?

The Victorian government is currently considering a proposal for mechanical services plumbers to install and service multi-head air conditioning systems. Last year, the Department of Environment, Land Water and Planning (DELWP) reviewed and revised regulations on plumbing work. Following the review, a series of projects were established to further examine different aspects of the regulations. […]