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Opening the door to better commissioning

Building commissioning is in the spotlight once again given the coming release of a Standards Australia Technical Specification for building commissioning, and AIRAH’s Commissioning Virtual Forum on June 3. The recent Expert Group report Leaks, Maintenance and Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning highlighted the potential for better commissioning to improve the energy efficiency of […]

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Courses in WUFI hygrothermal analysis

Building envelope expert Pro Clima is running three online training sessions in June on WUFI, a program for calculating the coupled heat and moisture transfer in building components, in one and two dimensions, developed by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics. Analysis of the coupling of heat and moisture is known as hygrothermics. Hygrothermal analysis […]

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IIR partners with World Bank to set up Bangladesh cold chain

In partnership with British and Bangladeshi universities, the International Institute of Refrigeration (IIR) has inked a pact with the World Bank to develop a sustainable cold chain in Bangladesh.  Named “Technical Assistance on Clean and Energy-Efficient cooling solutions for Livestock Supply Chain,” the project will provide the analytical underpinning to inform the Livestock and Dairy […]

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Program announced for Refrigeration 2021

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released the program for its Refrigeration 2021 Conference, scheduled from May 17–18 in Melbourne. Keynotes Thomas Lund of Danfoss Industrial Refrigeration, Bruce Nelson, M.AIRAH, of Colmac Coil Manufacturing, and Thomas Frank of Refolution will headline a list of more than 20 speakers and four […]

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Solar Decathlon launches 2022 and 2023 editions

The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has announced the launch of the 2022 Design Challenge and 2023 Build Challenge. The Solar Decathlon is a collegiate competition that challenges student teams to design and build highly efficient and innovative buildings powered by renewable energy. The Design Challenge is a one or two semester, design-only competition; while the Build Challenge is […]

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Professor Ian Arbon to keynote 2021 IOR Conference

Professor Ian Arbon has been named a keynote speaker for the Institute of Refrigeration’s (IOR) Annual Conference – the Journey to Net Zero Heating and Cooling – Beyond Refrigeration 2021. The conference is slated to run over April 21–22. A Fellow of IMechE, Arbon boasts a long history in spearheading the Institution’s work in sustainable […]

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James Harrison exhibition opens in Geelong

Geelong Design Week is hosting an exhibition about James Harrison at Barwon Grange from Saturday, March 20 until Sunday, March 28. The exhibition is titled James Harrison’s Momentous Achievements – models, medals, memorabilia and explores Harrison’s life from 1816–1893. He was the first to create ice via mechanical means, and the founder of the Geelong […]