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NSW to invest half a billion in school air conditioning

The NSW government has announced that it will allocate $500 million in the state budget for air conditioning. The new policy, called Cooler Classrooms, is intended to provide improved learning environments for classrooms and libraries in up to 1,000 schools. “This funding will ensure thousands of classrooms that previously did not have air conditioning will […]

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AC Electrical Safety rules changing June 30

Important changes to the registration system for household air conditioning units are set to take effect on June 30. Under the Electrical Equipment Safety System, all units must be declared with the Electrical Regulatory Authorities Council (ERAC) and documented to AS/NZS 60335.2.40 with registration before selling. The new rules state that for units that use […]

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ARC’s free tool for trainees

The Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) is offering a free digital temperature sensor to trainee licence holders undertaking the first year of a refrigeration and air conditioning apprenticeship. The initiative is aimed at supporting the training and development of future HVAC&R technicians. Kevin O’Shea, chair of the ARC RAC Industry Board, said that the idea was […]

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Hot tips from A.G. Coombs

The efficiency of condensing water heaters or boilers has made them a popular choice for new installations and as plant replacements. Recognising this, A.G. Coombs has issued an advisory note providing advice on the design, selection, installation and maintenance of such units. “Condensing boilers achieve higher efficiency by using the waste heat in flue gases […]

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Shane Carmichael speaks on Dunnair acquisition

After the announcement that Air Change was set to acquire Dunnair, HVAC&R News spoke to Air Change general manager Shane Carmichael about the move… What made Dunnair an attractive proposition for Air Change? Air Change has traditionally offered unique and innovative products for niche applications. The acquisition of Dunnair provides us the opportunity to supply […]

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New standard for facilities management

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has published the fourth standard for facilities management, ISO 41001. Stan Mitchell, Chair of the ISO technical committee that developed the standard, said that ISO 41001 will help organisations by establishing a common approach and set of processes that can be used throughout the world. “ISO 41001 has the […]