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AIRAH Awards 2023: Excellence in Innovation

AIRAH has awarded A.G. Coombs and LCI Consultants the award for Excellence in Innovation at the AIRAH Awards 2023. The award celebrates significant Australian improvements in the areas of HVAC&R achieved through innovation, including new or significantly improved systems or plant and equipment or processes. The A.G. Coombs and LCI team won the award for […]

Education News

Advice on data classification and structure

Building services specialist A.G. Coombs has released an advisory note on classification and structure for building data. “As the construction and property sectors continue to develop and embrace new technologies including digital twins, cognitive buildings, artificial intelligence and machine learning,” says A.G. Coombs, “there is a need to ensure that data systems are suitable to […]

Education News

Advice on decommissioning trigeneration systems

Building services specialist A.G. Coombs has released an advisory note on decommissioning of trigeneration and cogeneration plants. Cogeneration plants simultaneously produce electricity with the recovery and utilisation of heat – and in the case of trigeneration, use the heat produced by the plant to generate chilled water for air conditioning or refrigeration. Although such systems […]

General News

Electrification paving path towards decarbonisation

As building owners and businesses seek to reduce emissions, there is a growing requirement to convert buildings to be fully electric in order to decarbonise. At least that’s the case according to the latest Advisory Note from integrated building technical services provider A.G. Coombs. The note explores reasons for electrification, traditional fuels used in buildings, […]


A.G. Coombs releases advisory note about net zero for FMs

Integrated building services provider A. G. Coombs has issued another in its series of informative guidance communiques or advisory notes. Aimed at facility managers, the latest is an exploration of net zero buildings. “The concept of ‘net zero’ is pivotal to any discussion regarding sustainability in the built environment,” the note says. “Despite its widespread […]

Education News

Australia gives Pacific Island RAC training a boost

AREMA and UNEP, supported by the Australian government, have commenced a project to help Pacific Island countries improve their training capacity on good servicing practices for refrigeration and air conditioning (RAC) equipment. As a key part of the Montreal Protocol’s HCFC phase-out (which covers R22), 13 trainers from the Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Vanuatu, Tonga, […]


Finalists named for AIRAH Awards 2022

AIRAH has named the finalists for the AIRAH Awards 2022. The AIRAH Awards celebrate the leading projects, people and products driving Australia towards a sustainable future. “Over the past few years we’ve seen how the COVID pandemic has shifted attention to the importance of the HVAC&R industry to Australia’s health, comfort and productivity,” says AIRAH […]


Landmark Australian ventilation study

A recent City of Melbourne research project has found that simple changes to ventilation systems can significantly decrease the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce energy consumption in office buildings. ​The City of Melbourne BREATH pilot tested and evaluated three different ventilation systems in a vacant CBD building over three months: displacement ventilation air conditioning, in-ceiling […]