Opinion: Improve commissioning by improving our technicians

Air-Con-Tech working director William Lane, F. AIRAH, believes the importance of commissioning technicians should be reflected in their education, legal responsibilities, and salary. Our industry has major concerns about energy sustainability and ensuring that HVAC&R systems are designed to achieve the best performances with the minimum amount of energy input.  For this to happen, we […]


Opinion: Time for a training levy

Dr Michael Riese, M.AIRAH, is Business Development Manager – Defence & Research at Cold Logic. He shares his views on the need for an HVAC&R training levy. Last week, AIRAH’s South Australian division crowned the new apprentice of the year in HVAC&R. The standard of the eight candidates put forward by TAFE SA was excellent, […]

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Finalists named for AIRAH Awards 2020

The finalists of the 2020 AIRAH Awards have been announced. The annual awards show organised by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) will be held as a virtual event on November 10. The finalists were selected following an independent judging process. Nominations submitted by the Australian HVAC&R community were judged and […]

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UK study mulls heat pumps for net-zero buildings

A feasibility study conducted by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is re-evaluating building materials and exploring heat pumps as realistic design pathways to meet the UK’s decarbonisation targets. The findings are intended to improve collective understanding of the real-world implications for achieving new net zero buildings. The “Building the case for net zero” report […]