NCC 2019 is currently open for public comment. For all items, except energy efficiency of commercial buildings, the public comment period for NCC 2019 closes Friday, April 13. For energy efficiency of commercial buildings, the public comment period closes Friday, April 20.
The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) has opened consultation for an energy efficiency scoping study. The ABCB has been directed by the Building Ministers’ Forum (BMF) to investigate possible changes to the energy efficiency provisions, with an emphasis on residential buildings in the 2022 edition of the National Construction Code (NCC). The work is to […]
Standards Australia is seeking input on AS 2865 – Confined spaces. Despite addressing a key safety issue for HVAC&R workers, it is in danger of being withdrawn if industry does not signal its need for the standard. AIRAH released its Safety in the HVAC&R Industry report in 2017. This report highlighted the need for occupational […]
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 […]