Idealair announces Swegon partnership

Idealair has announced an exclusive partnership with Swegon, a global manufacturer and supplier of indoor climate systems. Swegon’s range includes the Gold version F Energy Recovery Unit. According to Idealair, Swegon Gold version F offers up to 85 per cent sensible energy recovery and 75 per cent latent recovery in a unit with a compact […]


Cooling with gas

Cold Logic is claiming a refrigeration first. With the help of Yanmar Energy Australia and Eschenfelder KKU, the team has fired up what it says is the first gas-driven refrigeration (GDR) system in Australia. The project is situated at a beverage manufacturer at McLaren Vale, South Australia. It features a refrigeration system for glycol down […]


Bigger chiller from Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls has extended the capacity range of its York YZ Magnetic Bearing Centrifugal Chiller to include chillers beyond 3,516kW, now up to 4,747kW of refrigeration. The unit has already won the 2019 AHR Innovation Award in the Cooling Category, and Johnson Controls hopes to push the bar even higher by expanding the chiller’s capacity. […]


Bitzer: Product pirates beware

Compressor specialist Bitzer is fighting back against product pirates by adding QR codes to the packaging of its original spare parts. By scanning the code, users can check the authenticity of their products and access other relevant information. According to the company, product pirates not only sell counterfeit compressors, but also fake oils and fake […]

Events and conferences

RACCA industry breakfast

RACCA’s 2019 NSW U&E ITAB Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Breakfast is being held at the Bankstown Sports Club in Sydney on March 20. The event has been organised by the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (RACCA) and the Industry Training Advisory Bodies (ITAB). Invited speakers will discuss training and other initiatives that could help […]

Events and conferences

DFC looks to a ‘regenerative’ future

The Design Futures Council (DFC) has announced a leadership summit on sustainable design and ecological stewardship. The summit will take place in Sydney on March 28–29. Titled Towards a Regenerative Future, the event will pull together a “unique range of action-oriented, inspirational and aspirational stories, from global leaders from across the spectrum of architecture, engineering, […]

Events and conferences

Schneider announces Innovation Day

Energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric is holding a free Innovation Day on Tuesday, April 2 at the Hilton Sydney. This will be followed by Expert Learning Sessions on Wednesday, April 3. “Innovation Day 2019 is Schneider Electric’s premier IT, data centre and built environment technology event experience in Australia,” says the company. The […]

Legislation Updates News

Trajectory on track, but focus is on fire

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Hobart on February 8 to discuss issues ranging from safety to energy efficiency. The BMF oversees policy and regulatory issues affecting Australia’s building and construction industries. It is made up of federal and state and territory government ministers who have responsibility for building and construction. It was thought […]