Legislation Updates News

International green construction code for communities released

The 2018 International Green Construction Code (IgCC) has been released by a consortium of sustainability-minded organisations. The consortium comprises the US Green Building Council (USGBC), the International Code Council, the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) and ASHRAE. The International Green Construction Code is designed to have wide applicability for incorporating resilient, high-performance green building strategies into […]


Air conditioning efficiencies could double by 2040

Average air conditioning efficiencies could double by 2040, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). The catch is that for this to be achieved, worldwide adoption of all best available technologies would need to take place. The report, Energy Efficiency 2018, suggests there is considerable potential for the energy consumption attributed […]


Kingspan Insulation Australia earns industry plaudit

Kingspan Insulation Australia has been recognised with a 2018 Irish Australian Chamber of Commerce (IACC) award. The company, which is headquartered in Ireland, took out the “Established Business” category for its commitment to innovation, sustainable practice and the advancement of Irish manufacturing on a global scale. “At Kingspan we aim for a better built environment […]


ActronAir opens state-of-the-art new factory

Australian air conditioning manufacturer ActronAir has officially opened its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Marsden Park in Sydney’s outer north-west. Located about 50km from Sydney’s CBD, the new facility accommodates 18,000m2 of factory floor space, 3,300m2 of office space and 2,300m2 of testing laboratories. The roof features 400kW of solar panels. The factory was officially opened […]

Events and conferences

Modular and prefabrication summits announced

Clariden Global will be hosting an international summit on modular construction and prefabrication in Sydney and Melbourne in February/March next year. The summit will cover topics such as on international best practices in modular construction and prefabrication, building fire protection measures, latest innovations in design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA), customer lifecycle management (CLM), kitchen […]

Events and conferences

Corrosion and Prevention 2018 (C&P2018) conference

The Corrosion and Prevention 2018 (C&P2018) conference is slated for November 11 to 14 in Adelaide. Held annually and hosted by the Australasian Corrosion Association (ACA), the conference and trade exhibition brings together leading researchers and industry practitioners who combat corrosion on a daily basis. “Showcasing the latest advancements in corrosion mitigation, C&P2018 is the […]


New app from Mitsubishi Electric aimed at service technicians

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has launched Service ME, a mobile phone app for air conditioning and refrigeration service technicians. “Service ME provides easy step-guides that give quick solutions and helps technicians resolve issues out of hours,” says Mitsubishi Electric Australia. “The Service ME app is a one-stop-shop for all product information, design and troubleshooting issues. This […]

General News

Tougher NCC critical for climate

There is an urgent need for stronger energy standards for residential housing and buildings under Australia’s National Construction Code (NCC). So says Australia’s insulation industry, claiming that tougher standards are critical to ensuring they are ready for and committed to a zero-carbon future. “We need certainty for the industry now, with a building code that […]