Victoria invests big in school ventilation

The Victorian government has announced it will invest more than $190 million in initiatives to support a COVID-safe reopening of schools, with a focus on ventilation. Billed by the government as “the biggest investment in education ventilation in Australian history”, the initiative will see 51,000 air purification devices rolled out to all government and low-fee […]


New CSIRO weather files reflect changing climate

CSIRO has published predictive and typical meteorological year weather files suitable for use by building energy simulation software. For many years, building designers in Australia have faced a problem: the standard weather files for building simulation did not reflect the impacts of a changing climate, in particular summer overheating risks. This issue was highlighted in […]


Quantifying embodied carbon in building systems

A project involving CIBSE ANZ and AIRAH is analysing a UK methodology for calculating embodied carbon in building services, and adapting it for Australia. Embodied carbon is defined by the World Green Building Council as carbon emissions associated with materials and construction processes throughout the whole life-cycle of a building or infrastructure. This includes the […]

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Finalists announced for AIRAH Awards 2021

AIRAH has announced the finalists for the 2021 AIRAH Awards, highlighting the leaders of the HVAC&R and building services industry across 12 categories. Due to the uncertainty around ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, AIRAH made the decision to reschedule the Awards Gala to Thursday, February 17, 2022 (to be held at Doltone House, Pyrmont Point, NSW). In […]


Network of Australian experts releases ventilation advice

OzSAGE, a multi-disciplinary network of Australian experts from a broad range of sectors, has issued advice on safe indoor air and ventilation to reduce the spread of COVID-19. With the airborne spread of SARS-CoV-2 now widely accepted, OzSAGE has highlighted that the most fundamental measure to eliminate the virus from indoor air is ventilation. Every […]


Workplace amenities creating barriers for women

A new report titled Nowhere to go has highlighted the issues women in the trade sector face finding workplace amenities. The report highlights that women in male-dominated industries are often provided with inadequate amenities. “Ensuring workplace amenities and in particular, workplace toilets, are regularly serviced, accessible, suitable, and open should be a priority for every […]