Milieu Labs, launches award-winning smart AC controller

Australian company Milieu Labs has launched a new smart air conditioning controller that it says offers homeowners and businesses “unprecedented control” over their environments. The units have also won various awards, including a Best In Class Good Design Award. Milieu Labs founder Kevin Mundy says that after designing and working on different Australian air conditioning […]


3D-printed homes coming to a street near you

Melbourne-based company Fortex has announced a partnership with COBOD International to bring the BOD2 3D construction printing technology to Australia. The company hopes it will be the start of a 3D-printing revolution. “Fortex is proud to be laying the foundation for a new construction paradigm in Australia with COBOD 3D printers,” says Fortex CEO David […]


New partnership to raise awareness of mental health

Software company simPRO has announced a philanthropic partnership with MATES in Construction, a suicide awareness, prevention and support program serving Australia’s and New Zealand’s construction industry. According to MATES in Construction, Australia’s construction industry is losing one worker per week to suicide. Construction workers are six times more likely to die from suicide than a […]


WorldSkills International Competition cancelled

The 46th WorldSkills International Competition scheduled to be held in Shanghai has been cancelled due to ongoing pandemic prevention and control restrictions in China. Scheduled for October 12–17, 2022, the competition was originally planned for 2021 and was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic. “It is with deep disappointment that we announce the cancellation […]


Australia joins global pact for energy efficiency

Amid the mounting power crises locally and globally, Australia has issued a joint statement with 25 other countries stressing the importance of energy efficiency for addressing energy supply issues, rising inflation, and greenhouse gas emissions. The statement was one of the major outcomes of the Global Conference on Energy Efficiency organised by the International Energy […]


UNSW research underlines benefits of cool roofs

New research has confirmed the potential benefits of reflective material on buildings – and raised more questions about the NSW government’s change of heart on banning dark roofs. After conducting a technological and cost-benefit analysis across major Australian cities, the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Sydney team found that city-wide implementation of cool roofs […]

Events and conferences

Say Yes To The Trades day

As part of the STC Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs Apprentice program, Superior Training Centre is holding an employer and student meet-up event on World Refrigeration Day, June 26. The goal is to highlight hidden trades such as refrigeration and air conditioning and metal fabrication, and also to promote more mainstream electrical trades. RACCA, Beijer Ref and […]


Design competition aims for “true zero carbon”

Design Matters has launched a new design competition with ambitious sustainability goals: the True Zero Carbon Challenge. The aim of the competition is twofold. First, to design a home that produces more power than it uses over the year through energy-efficient design, careful appliance selection, and photovoltaic integration. Second, to consider and calculate embodied carbon […]


Condair to show latest dehumidifiers at ARBS 2022

Humidity-control specialist Condair will be exhibiting its recently extended dehumidifier range at the forthcoming ARBS 2022 exhibition on stand 607-608-609. The display will include the company’s additional desiccant models, wall and ceiling-mounted condensing models, including various condensing solutions for swimming pools. “Condair now has one of the most comprehensive ranges of commercial dehumidifiers available in […]