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Cooling with gas

Cold Logic is claiming a refrigeration first. With the help of Yanmar Energy Australia and Eschenfelder KKU, the team has fired up what it says is the first gas-driven refrigeration (GDR) system in Australia. The project is situated at a beverage manufacturer at McLaren Vale, South Australia. It features a refrigeration system for glycol down […]

Local communities
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Victoria’s 3CA Grants program

Applications are open for Victoria’s Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) Community Climate Change Adaptation (3CA) Grants program. The 3CA Grants program is designed to help local Victorian communities adapt to climate change impacts in their region. It is part of the Victorian Government’s Supporting our Regions to Adapt initiative, a three-year program […]

Environmental performance grants
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City of Sydney environmental performance grants

Round one of City of Sydney’s environmental performance grants is open from February 6 until March 11. The program offers a powerful incentive to act and make change by offering support focused on encouraging innovation and environmental leadership, and addressing some of the barriers that communities face when considering action. Through the grants and sponsorship […]

Engineering Reimagined - Aurecon podcast
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Aurecon debuts Engineering Reimagined podcast

Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has announced its foray into podcasting with the release of Engineering Reimagined. In it, Aurecon employees interview experts on topics that are “changing our world”. The series will focus on people’s envisioning of the future, as well as their roles within it. “We want our audience, and ourselves, […]

Legislation Updates News

Trajectory on track, but focus is on fire

The Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) met in Hobart on February 8 to discuss issues ranging from safety to energy efficiency. The BMF oversees policy and regulatory issues affecting Australia’s building and construction industries. It is made up of federal and state and territory government ministers who have responsibility for building and construction. It was thought […]

NCC 2019 Preview
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NCC 2019 Preview release

The NCC (National Construction Code) 2019 Preview has been released. Versions of all three volumes and the guide to volume one are now available to download as PDFs. The NCC sets the minimum acceptable standards for all new construction work in Australia. Since 2005, it has included provisions in Section J for energy efficiency, including […]