ActronAir scores BMC award

Australian air conditioning manufacturer ActronAir has been recognised in Deloitte Australia’s Best Managed Companies (BMC) awards. The 2019 winners were announced at a ceremony in Sydney last week. This is the first year that Deloitte has held the first BMC awards in Australia. The program was established in Canada in 1993, and uses global insights […]

Cooler Classrooms

Heat is on for Cooler Classrooms

Last year, the NSW government announced that it would invest half a billion dollars in the Cooler Classrooms program. The five-year initiative aims to improve learning environments in public schools across the state by providing air conditioning. But with summer fast approaching, progress has been modest. “We are committed to delivering a quality, sustainable and […]

NSW registration

A halfway solution for NSW?

The NSW government has taken the next step on the road to professional registration of engineers and other building practitioners – but the draft bill has already raised concerns. The draft of the Design and Building Practitioners Bill 2019 aims to deliver on the reforms committed to by the government response to the Building Confidence […]

News Products

Maintenance gets a lift with new DA19

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released a new edition of its leading design application manual, DA19: HVAC&R Maintenance. “Maintenance for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration has never been more important,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH. “Our economy depends on reliable, effective and efficient HVAC&R like never before, […]


HVAC&R defies small business slowdown

A new report has found that Australian small businesses are in economic decline across all sectors – except for HVAC&R and plumbing. The findings are based on a comprehensive data review of the invoiced dollar amounts from over 29,600 Australia-based Invoice2go users over consecutive financial years (FY 2018 and FY 2019). This shows that businesses […]

Cool Coalition

Cool Coalition pushes for efficient cooling

Partners of the Cool Coalition have announced a major push for efficient, climate-friendly cooling. The Cool Coalition is a global initiative that aims to inspire ambition and accelerate the move to clean and efficient cooling. It is made up of more than 80 partners, including partners from the private sector, government, cities, international organisations, finance, […]

Climate Action Summit

World leaders commit to stopping climate change

Government and private sector leaders have announced significant and concrete new steps to combat the climate crisis at the Climate Action Summit. The event brought together countries, governments, businesses and civil society to address climate change issues. Some of the commitments included: A number of countries agreeing to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net zero […]