Cooling ceramic offers energy-efficiency breakthrough

A breakthrough in developing a passive radiative cooling (PRC) material has been announced by researchers at City University of Hong Kong, with findings published in Science. Known as cooling ceramic, the material has achieved high-performance optical properties for energy-free and refrigerant-free cooling generation. The researchers say its cost-effectiveness, durability and versatility make it suitable for […]


Hunter prize for Adelaide refrigeration business

Australian business Cold Logic has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to construct and install cold and cool rooms for the first batch of three Hunter class frigates. The Adelaide-based refrigeration specialist will partner with UK company Ernest West & Beynon (EWB), leveraging EWB’s experience in supplying into the Type 26 program, the reference design for […]


ASHRAE releases guide on grid interactivity

US engineering organisation ASHRAE has released a guide focusing on the essential role of grid interactivity in the decarbonisation process. The second in a series of guides developed by the ASHRAE Task Force For Building Decarbonization (TFBD), the Grid-Interactive Buildings for Decarbonization: Design and Operation Resource Guide is designed to provide information on maximising carbon […]

Events and conferences

ASHRAE Winter Conference unveils technical program

ASHRAE has revealed the preliminary technical program for its 2024 ASHRAE Winter Conference, taking place January 20–24 next year in Chicago.   Boasting a focus on addressing the pressing challenges of decarbonisation and climate change, the conference will feature 11 technical tracks and more than 100 sessions, offering attendees a wealth of knowledge and insights. […]

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High-performance buildings pioneer to present lectures

Patrick Bellew of Atelier Ten studio is slated to present two lectures covering his 30-year career in and around sustainable buildings. The lectures will take place in Sydney on November 1 and in Melbourne on November 2. Titled “Patrick Bellew: From Anthills to Labyrinths” the lectures are described as an enlightening and prescient insight into […]

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ARBS names new CEO

ARBS has named Amanda Searle as its new CEO, effective from October 30. Boasting more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications, and events, Searle is poised to lead ARBS into its next phase. “Taking the lead at ARBS is both an honour and responsibility,” Searle says. “I’m looking forward to contributing to ARBS’ […]


Electricity critical for driving decarbonisation

Electricity generated by solar and wind technology is poised to become Australia’s most dominant source of energy, according to a new report. Released by the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (ATSE), Powering the Net Zero Transition: Electricity Security Explained responds to electricity as a critical component for driving decarbonisation across a wide range […]

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Plenary program released for Climate Smart Engineering Conference

A compelling program has been announced for the coming 2023 Climate Smart Engineering Conference (CSE23), which is slated for Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on 29 and 30 November later this year. The conference is the flagship event for Engineers Australia.   “Since its foundation in 2021, CSE has become a focal point for debate […]