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National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition

The National Clean Technologies Conference and Exhibition is being held on the Sunshine Coast from May 29–31. The conference will focus on all clean technology (cleantech) growth areas including energy, waste, water, built environment and transport. There will be a particular focus on commercialisation, creating effective business clusters, the potential of the circular economy, innovation case […]

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RICS announces Confidence Conference

The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is convening a Building Confidence Conference in Sydney on May 2 and is encouraging professionals in property – working across investment, lending, valuation, cost reporting, construction risk, certification and development – to attend. The aim of the conference is to facilitate industry-led discussion around the challenges to winning […]

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Recognising the competence of fire safety practitioners

Fire Protection Association Australia is holding seminars about the Fire Protection Accreditation Scheme in March and April in New South Wales. Changes to the Environmental Planning and Assessment Regulation 2000 in 2017 mean that anyone designing a fire system, or conducting an annual fire safety assessment must be a competent fire safety practitioner. There is currently […]

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Updated NSW Government Resource Efficiency Policy

The New South Wales government has released an updated Government Resource Efficiency Policy (GREP). The aim of the GREP is to reduce the state government’s operating costs, and to lead by example in increasing its resource use efficiency. The updated policy will continue to drive resource efficiency by NSW government agencies in four main areas: energy, […]

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‘Transformation’ coming for chillers and large AC

A “transformation” is on the way for chillers and large air conditioning systems. That’s the message from the Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturing Association (AREMA) and the Air Conditioning Mechanical Contractors Association (AMCA), who together have organised a seminar series to help the Australian HVAC&R industry come to grips with these changes. Named Future:Air, […]

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Demand response webinar

Energy retailer Flow Power is running a webinar to show how businesses can reduce energy bills by taking advantage of demand response. This is where energy users voluntarily reduce usage in times of extreme demand. The event will bring together experts to discuss how businesses have unlocked value and reaped the benefits of managing their […]

Untangling our training
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Untangling industry training

The Australian training package for electrotechnology – including refrigeration and air conditioning – is under review. Revised units are now available for public feedback. The project was originally intended to be a straightforward “transition” to reorganise the material in line with the Standards for Training Packages 2012 format. But it soon became apparent that the […]

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Global Cooling Prize workshop

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) are presenting a Global Cooling Prize (GCP) workshop in Melbourne on March 27. The GCP aims to provide cooling solutions that will enhance lives without contributing to runaway climate change. It is calling on leaders and innovators around the […]

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World Refrigeration Day Celebration receives UN boost

The inaugural World Refrigeration Day set for this coming June 26 has received a boost from the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), which is strongly encouraging its members to support the initiative. World Refrigeration Day aims to raise awareness of how refrigeration, air conditioning, and heat-pump technology and science contribute to modern living and society. Meeting […]