Bitzer’s new app

Bitzer has released a new app for air conditioning and refrigeration professionals called Bitzer Spot. By scanning the QR code on a product, users can verify its authenticity. “With this app, Bitzer offers its customers effective protection from system failures and high costs,” says the company. “Scanning the code notifies the user that the article […]

Events and conferences General

ISCA Annual Conference and Awards

The Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) is holding its annual conference and awards event from 16–18 October in Sydney. International speakers from some of the world’s largest infrastructure projects will share their knowledge and experiences. The line-up includes United Nations of Australia President Michael G Smith, Crossrail Sustainability Manager Rob Paris, TransPod Hyperloop CEO […]

Education News

Official training now available for A2/A2L refrigerants

Training for A2/A2L mildly flammable refrigerants has been officially endorsed by the Victorian Registration and Qualification Authority (VRQA). This unit of competency can now be utilised across the nation. Kevin O’Shea, Chairperson of the Australian Refrigeration Council (ARC) says it’s a big win for technician safety. “Up until now, there were no training competencies endorsed […]


Trafalgar adds fire containment sealant

According to national building regulations, all penetrations through a fire-rated barrier require an appropriate fire stopping system to maintain the FRL (Fire Resistance Level). Australian fire containment specialist Trafalgar has now added a sealant to its range that can meet this requirement – and keep costs down for contractors. “Many HVACR trades are unaware of […]

News Public Comment

Energy efficiency and building services jobs survey

Common Capital is working with the Victorian Government on a short but important survey of the national energy efficiency and building services industry. The survey is being distributed through over 20 industry associations across the building and energy services market. It is aimed at organisations involved in the supply management of building materials, appliances, equipment […]


Australia’s tallest building to lead in sustainability

If everything goes to plan, the Green Spine, a $2 billion twin-tower mixed-use skyscraper proposed for Melbourne’s Southbank, won’t just be Australia’s tallest structure. It will also be the world’s biggest building built to Passive House standards. The dual-tower design was the winning entry in an international competition held by developer Beulah International, which purchased the […]


Moreton Hire introduces new AC systems

Moreton Hire has introduced new air conditioning and heating systems to their service offering across Australia. This follows the appointment of Moreton Hire as the official marquee and temporary structure for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games hosted 71 nations and 6,500 athletes over 11 days. Moreton Hire was […]