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Winners announced in ARBS 2020 Industry Awards

ARBS has announced the winners of the ARBS 2020 Industry Awards in a gala online ceremony held on Wednesday, October 21. The awards celebrate and reward the exceptional work of the innovators in Australia’s HVAC&R industry, seeking out those individuals and organisations that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence and ingenuity in an ever-challenging climate.  […]

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AIRAH recognises outstanding students

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has a strong tradition of recognising outstanding students in HVAC&R at its annual awards presentation. This year is no exception. AIRAH recently announced the finalists for Student of the Year – Higher Education or Research for the AIRAH Awards 2020. The award recognises students who […]

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AIRAH celebrates excellence in sustainability

As the annual AIRAH Awards draw closer, HVAC&R News will be showcasing the individuals and companies whose outstanding achievements have earned them a place in the final selection this year. The AIRAH Awards 2020 will be shown online on November 10, as part of AIRAH’s Outlook 2020 International HVAC&R Conference. The event celebrates outstanding achievements […]


HVAC&R poised to play key role in Australia’s recovery

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has applauded this year’s strong Federal Budget focused on economic recovery, and says the HVAC&R industry will play a vital role in making the government’s programs pay off. “As our Treasurer Josh Frydenberg noted, jobs are key,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, “especially in […]


Essential safety measures under scrutiny

The Victorian Building Authority (VBA) has announced new initiatives to boost the compliance and performance of essential safety measures (ESMs). ESMs include many parts of a building, some directly related to HVAC systems. For example, air-handling systems for smoke control and mechanical ventilation systems that incorporate a cooling tower or hot or warm water system […]

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ARBS 2020 Industry Awards to be web-streamed

The ARBS 2020 Industry Awards will be presented as a virtual gala event via web stream on October 21. Hosted by Andrew Gill, this year’s event marks a decade of the ARBS Industry Awards. Award categories for 2020 include Young Achiever, Project Excellence, Product Excellence, Software/Digital Excellence, Outstanding Industry Education/Training and the Hall of Fame […]

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Finalists named for AIRAH Awards 2020

The finalists of the 2020 AIRAH Awards have been announced. The annual awards show organised by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) will be held as a virtual event on November 10. The finalists were selected following an independent judging process. Nominations submitted by the Australian HVAC&R community were judged and […]

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Australia must catch up, say buildings physics experts

Australia is lagging behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to sealing, thermal performance and control of moisture in our buildings. That was the consensus at AIRAH’s Building Physics Virtual Forum, held on September 17. But the event also highlighted the opportunity to improve by using our local expertise and learning from […]

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Webinar on geothermal systems

AIRAH is holding a Streamline webinar about geothermal systems on Thursday, October 1. Geothermal heating and cooling has become commonplace in Europe and the USA, but is still relatively new in Australia. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of geothermal systems, their suitability for different situations, and how to integrate them into projects. […]