Ventilation pipes
Public Comment

Introducing stand-alone ventilation systems

The European Commission has released an online consultation on the possible introduction of the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems in Europe. Stand-alone ventilation systems are defined as ventilation systems whose sole function is to ventilate a building. Inspections can be considered a way to improve the performance of ventilation systems. Article 19a of the EPBD […]

HVAC technician
Public Comment

New data on skills shortages

Australian Industry Standards (AIS) has conducted an online survey for stakeholders to find out more about skills shortages in the electrotechnology industry. And the results have now been published. In the electrotechnology sector, 76.9 per cent of respondents reported experiencing a skills shortage in the past 12 months. The occupations reported as being in shortage […]

Untangling our training
Events and conferences Public Comment

Untangling industry training

The Australian training package for electrotechnology – including refrigeration and air conditioning – is under review. Revised units are now available for public feedback. The project was originally intended to be a straightforward “transition” to reorganise the material in line with the Standards for Training Packages 2012 format. But it soon became apparent that the […]

Chiller
Public Comment

Proposed changes to regulation of chillers

The Commonwealth Department of the Environment and Energy and New Zealand’s Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority (EECA) have consulted with industry on the regulation of liquid chilling packages (chillers) on behalf of the Equipment Energy Efficiency Committee (E3) under the Council of Australian Governments’ (COAG) Energy Council. As discussed in Chillers: Updated Policy Positions and […]

Public Comment

NT developing climate change strategy

The Northern Territory government has released a discussion paper titled Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Opportunities in the Northern Territory. As part of an eight-week public consultation process, targeted stakeholder consultations are taking place across the Northern Territory in the form of sectoral and bilateral meetings. The objectives of the stakeholder meetings are to reignite […]

Public Comment

Air Balancing and Water Balancing – open for review

AIRAH has released two draft revisions of Design Application manuals for public review. They are DA24 Water Balancing – A Systems Approach, and a new manual called DA04 Air Balancing – A Systems Approach. About The Application Manuals have been designed to provide a complete overview of air and water balancing and testing, adjusting and balancing (TAB), […]

Industrial Equipment Energy Efficiency Program
Legislation Updates Public Comment

Government seeks input for industrial MEPS program

The Department of the Environment and Energy is seeking key stakeholders to help establish minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for industrial equipment. This will cover industrial and commercial-scale pumps, boilers and air compressors in Australia and New Zealand. Energy efficiency requirements are already in place for a wide range of products and tools under the Greenhouse […]