The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released the first episode of a new podcast that will explore key issues in HVAC&R and the built environment, and their impact on the wider world.
AIRAH on Air is a monthly podcast hosted by regular Climactic podcaster Mark Spencer with commentary from industry experts. The first episode focuses on the push towards net zero and features Paul Cooper, F.AIRAH, from the University of Wollongong’s Sustainable Buildings Research Centre; Grün Consulting Director and Passive House expert Clare Parry, M.AIRAH; and Norman Disney & Young’s Global Director Sustainability, Tony Arnel.
The guests discuss the steps and the barriers to creating more sustainable buildings. They also note the potentially confusing range of meanings behind terms such as net zero and net zero carbon – and attempt to pin down a definition.
AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the podcast is part of a two-pronged communication strategy.
“HVAC&R is our focus, so we’re obviously interested in exploring specialist topics with help from industry experts – many of whom are AIRAH members.
“But we’re also seeing that these topics tie in with issues that will be of interest to a much wider audience. For this reason we believe AIRAH on Air will be a valuable tool for raising the profile of the industry among the general public. Making people aware of HVAC&R is a large and long-term project, and it’s important we take advantage of all available channels – including emerging ones such as podcasts.”