General News

ASHRAE launches Vision 2030

US engineering body ASHRAE has launched its Vision 2030 webpage. The webpage can be found at ashrae.org/vision2030. ASHRAE says its Vision 2030 is about providing professionals in the building industry with the resources to drive the innovative and strategic improvements needed to foment the revolution of the built environment. “The Vision 2030 webpage provides guidance […]

General

Australia’s infrastructure investment roadmap charts a resilient future

According to the Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA), the 2021 Infrastructure Priority List is a welcome step towards a resilient, inclusive and low-emissions future. Infrastructure Australia has added 44 new proposals to its $59 billion investment roadmap across transport, energy, water, waste, telecommunications and social infrastructure. “We are pleased with the clarity of criteria […]

General

Cooling school playgrounds to counter climate change impacts

As part of a project to cool school playgrounds, environmental organisation Greening Australia and Western Sydney University have released a study revealing some of the most heat-vulnerable schools in the Sydney Basin. As part of its Cooling the Schools program, Greening Australia commissioned Western Sydney University to capture location-specific measurements at 100 schools from Western […]

General News

Property Council of Australia names its six developments of the year

The Property Council of Australia has unveiled its leading six developments from across the country as part of its 2020 Property Council of Australia/Rider Levett Bucknall Innovation and Excellence Awards program. “While 2020 has been a challenging year, celebrating Australia’s finest projects and the people who create them serves as a powerful reminder,” says the […]

General

Project management expertise the key to revival?

A leading engineering consultancy and training provider suggest that one of the possibly overlooked keys to Australia’s economy recovery post-COVID-19 could be project management expertise. As federal and state governments allocate billions of dollars’ worth of shovel-ready infrastructure projects in an effort to boost local economies, the “Specialist project management – the engine of successful […]

General News

ARBS partners with NABERS on scholarships

The ARBS Education and Research Foundation has partnered with NABERS to provide scholarships to HVAC&R sole traders studying to become accredited energy and water assessors. “The ARBS Education and Research Foundation is committed to supporting further education of people employed in the HVAC industry, along with practical research into contemporary industry issues,” says ARBS Foundation […]

General News

IWBI launches WELL Health-Safety Rating

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has launched the WELL Health-Safety Rating for all building and facility types. The tool is an evidence-based, third-party verified rating system focusing on operational policies, maintenance protocols and design strategies to address a post-COVID-19 environment. The WELL Health-Safety Rating is one of the earliest outcomes of IWBI’s Task Force […]

General News

AIRAH and IRHACE seal MoU

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and the Institute of Refrigeration, Heating and Air Conditioning Engineers of New Zealand Inc., (IRHACE) have inked a Memorandum of Understanding. Although the two member bodies have co-operated on initiatives and knowledge sharing for many years now, the arrangement has always been an informal one. […]