Events and conferences

Rocky Mountain Institute’s Iain Campbell to speak at Refrigeration 2019

Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) Senior Fellow Iain Campbell has joined the prestigious list of keynote speakers for AIRAH’s Refrigeration 2019 Conference. The two-day conference will take place over March 25–26 in Melbourne. Based in Colorado, Campbell will discuss the Global Cooling Prize, an initiative aimed at unearthing a more efficient air conditioning solution. Launched last […]

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Madew and Verwer earn Australia Day 2019 honours

Two building industry veterans and sustainability champions have earned Order of Australia recognition in the Australia Day 2019 Honours List. Outgoing Green Building Council of Australia CEO Romilly Madew and former Property Council of Australia CEO Peter Verwer were cited for their services to the Australian built environment. Madew, who has also served as deputy […]

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Speakers announced for Refrigeration 2019

AIRAH has announced a compelling list of speakers for the Refrigeration 2019 conference, which will take place over March 25–26 in Melbourne. Headlining the event are international keynote speakers Professor Dr Michael Kauffield and Andrew Pansulla from the US. They are at the top of a list of 25 expert speakers delivering presentations across the two […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]