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 […]

Ventilation system
Public Comment

AS 5389 open for comment

The draft standard AS 5389 Space heating and cooling and ventilation systems – Calculation of energy and comfort performance is open for comment until November 22. According to Standards Australia, the Standard intends to outline a method for calculating energy consumption and determining the comfort performance of space heating and cooling systems as well as ventilator […]

Cool rooms
Public Comment

Walk-in coolroom study highlights sector failings

AIRAH has released the findings and recommendations from the industry consultation into the walk-in coolroom and freezer (WICF) sector. The primary objective of the project – conducted in partnership with The Expert Group – was to investigate the practices and system design, installation, operation and maintenance issues and barriers that lead to energy waste in the […]

Chillers - open for comment
Public Comment

Chillers: Final policy positions

E3 (Equipment Energy Efficiency) has released a revised version of the paper Chillers: Final policy positions for public comment. The paper outlines the results of feedback on the consultation paper Chillers: Updated policy positions that was published in June 2018. The E3 committee published a consultation Regulation Impact Statement (RIS) and a supplementary consultation paper in 2016 with […]

News Public Comment

Energy efficiency and building services jobs survey

Common Capital is working with the Victorian Government on a short but important survey of the national energy efficiency and building services industry. The survey is being distributed through over 20 industry associations across the building and energy services market. It is aimed at organisations involved in the supply management of building materials, appliances, equipment […]

Public Comment

Calling maintenance maestros

AIRAH (the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating) has released a draft revision of the highly regarded Application Manual AIRAH DA19 HVAC&R maintenance that is now available for industry/public review and comment. If you have an interest in the maintenance and performance of heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems and equipment […]

Legislation Updates Public Comment

DELWP releases new plumbing regulations

The Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) has released draft Plumbing Regulations and a Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) for public consultation. The new regulations are the result of the early public consultation phase that occurred in March 2017 and the subsequent targeted consultation process. Key changes proposed include: Additional experience requirements for […]