24ºC new AC default in India

The Indian government has announced that 24ºC will be the new default temperature for air conditioners (AC). This includes all air conditioners that are labelled under the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE)-star program. The default setting is the setting at which a machine comes from the factory. Gadgets Now reports that very few people in India […]


ASHRAE upgrades its global HQ

ASHRAE (the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) has commenced construction on its new global headquarters renovation project. ASHRAE marked the occasion with a launch event on January 10. The building is a two-story, 66,700 square-foot building in Georgia, USA, and will include features such as: Energy-efficient HVAC and lighting systems Water-efficient plumbing […]


Advice for workers in smoky conditions

As a result of the bushfires burning throughout Australia, smoke has been affecting large parts of the country, including capital cities. On Monday in the Melbourne CBD, the air quality index (AQI) peaked at 213, considered “very unhealthy”. The suburb of Box Hill experienced an AQI of 372, considered “hazardous”. According to the Environment Protection […]

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Closing the energy performance gap

The Sustainable Built Environment National Research Centre (SBEnrc) and the Australian Department of the Environment and Energy have partnered to produce a research report about building energy performance. The report was commissioned as part of the IEA’s Building Energy Efficiency Taskforce (BEET). Building energy efficiency has been identified as a cost-effective opportunity to reduce energy consumption […]

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Cold Logic signs MoU

Australian refrigeration specialist Cold Logic has signed an exclusive memorandum of understanding with UK naval refrigeration supplier Ernest West & Beynon. Ernest West & Beynon is currently supplying the provision cooling systems for BAE Systems UK Type 26 class, which is the baseline design for Australia’s Hunter class. Cold Logic is delivering state-of-the-art upgrades to […]

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Oomiak opens KL office

Australian industrial refrigeration specialist Oomiak is expanding into the Asian market. The Adelaide-based company has opened a Malaysian office in Kuala Lumpur in response to growing demand from South East Asia. “We’ve experienced a significant increase in demand from the Asian market for high quality industrial refrigeration systems, so opening an office in the region […]

Education News

RMIT seeks HVAC&R projects

RMIT University is seeking to promote the refrigeration, air conditioning and heating disciplines with its engineering students. The university is looking for industrial partners in this space to partner with the School of Engineering and propose potential student research projects, or “capstone projects”, for 2020. What is a capstone project? Undergraduate engineering students are all […]