Ziehl-Abegg invests in new US production plant

German drive and fan manufacturer Ziehl-Abegg is investing US$100 million (AU$143 million) into a new US production plant. “This day marks the beginning of Ziehl-Abegg’s 100-million-dollar investment into a new, cutting-edge production plant for the North American market,” says Ziehl-Abegg Chief Executive Officer Doctor Marc Wucherer. This is the largest single investment at one location […]

Events and conferences

MECLA shines spotlight on embodied carbon

The Materials and Embodied Carbon Leaders’ Alliance (MECLA) is hosting a Spotlight event on measuring embodied carbon, featuring industry speakers and panellists discussing present and future challenges and opportunities. Awareness about the importance of embodied carbon has been increasing in recent times, but one of the central questions remains how to measure it accurately. MECLA […]


Reliable Controls launches online news site

Reliable Controls has launched a new online platform to share industry news, product updates, videos, tech tips, best practices and more. Known as the Resource Newsroom, Reliable Controls’ new site continues the company’s 20-year tradition of publishing a monthly newsletter and quarterly magazine to facilitate an exchange of thoughts, provide corporate updates, and support Reliable Controls Authorised […]


Panasonic reveals new HZ Series

Panasonic has launched a new range of reverse-cycle, wall mounted split system residential air conditioners. According to Panasonic, the latest HZ Series builds upon the success of its premium reverse-cycle series, providing “top-of-the-range efficiency, design and an operating range to meet the demands of the extreme Australian climate”. The HZ Series incorporates Panasonic’s new nanoeX […]


New material adapts heat emission for energy savings

Chicago University researchers have designed a building material that adjusts its emission of infrared colour and heat according to outdoor temperatures, which could provide low-energy temperature regulation for buildings.   In a recent paper published in Nature Sustainability, researchers explained that their non-flammable electrochromic building material contains a layer that can reversibly shift between solid […]


Gender segregation worsening in critical industries

Australian construction and engineering industries continue to have a high level of occupational gender segregation despite more women entering the workforce, according to the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA). Occupational gender segregation occurs when an occupation is dominated by either male or female workers. According to CEDA, this is worsening in critical industries […]


Carel celebrates 50 years

Carel is celebrating its 50th business anniversary with a stand at Euroshop 2023 in Düsseldorf, Germany, showcasing sustainable solutions and services for the commercial refrigeration market. Carel says its history of sustainability began when it was founded in 1973, with the group’s innovation driven by a strategy it defines as “sustainable success”. “This strategy guides […]

Events and conferences News

Call for facility management summit speakers

The Facility Management Association (FMA) invites speakers to submit presentations for its national summit, Compliance and Regulation in FM, to be held in Melbourne, March 28. The summit will explore the latest in compliance practices, trends and requirements through presentations and panels. The day will comprise two half-day sessions, focusing on regulations in the morning […]