NABERS
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The Future of NABERS Energy

The National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS) is seeking submissions for The Future of NABERS Energy (FoNE) paper. The FoNE project seeks to adapt NABERS Energy to match changes in the industry. NABERS Energy currently uses the National Greenhouse Accounts (NGA) emissions factors to compare buildings that use different mixes of energy sources. These […]

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Have your say on HVAC&R support solutions

AIRAH is taking part in a Global Survey administered by Intellisurvey to collect input in to the future development of software products to help support HVAC&R companies to manage the scheduling, dispatching and activity tracking of field service technicians and how this could be better integrated in various financial packages. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to […]

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Licensing – now and towards 2050

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), led by its Refrigeration Special Technical Group, has released a position statement on HVAC&R licensing in Australia, and is seeking input from industry stakeholders. Although there are well-established and successful licensing regimes in place – most notably the national ARCtick licence scheme – AIRAH CEO […]

Commercial buildings
Public Comment

Survey on high-performance HVAC

The University of New South Wales is holding a survey that is part of the Low Carbon Living CRC project “Mainstreaming high performance commercial building HVAC” (RP1033). The purpose of the survey is to investigate the general barriers, drivers and options that affect the design decisions of standard and high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning […]

Gas
Public Comment

RIS for open flued gas heaters

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) is undertaking a review and regulatory impact statement (RIS) process to consider options to address risks from open flued gas space heaters. Open flued gas space heaters pose a risk of releasing unhealthy and sometimes lethal concentrations of carbon monoxide into buildings.  Malfunctioning, poorly or infrequently […]

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Help fix the skills gap

The Australian Industry Standards annual skills survey is open, and all members of the HVAC&R industry are encouraged to participate. “This is the best opportunity refrigeration and air conditioning employers will get to voice their opinion,” says long-time educator and member of the RAC technical advisory committee (TAC), Steve Smith. “They can indicate whether the […]

NSW-registration
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NSW takes first step towards registration

The NSW government has released draft regulations to introduce registration for building and development certifiers. The move comes one month after Victoria passed legislation for compulsory registration of engineers, and follows the recommendations of the Building Confidence implementation plan. Engineers Australia has criticised what it perceives as the excessively narrow focus of the regulation. “The […]