Events and conferences

Understanding acoustics and mechanical services 

AIRAH is hosting a Streamline webinar about acoustics and mechanical services. This “acoustics 101” webinar will offer a basic understanding of key terminology and corresponding calculations; the standards/guidelines that govern acoustics criteria; basics of mechanical noise; good design tips/tricks; and lessons learnt. Senior acoustic consultant from Resonate, Jake Werden, will present on the topic. His […]

Events and conferences

Refrigeration sector racing to keep up with change

Changes in technology, legislation and the workforce have placed a strain on Australia’s refrigeration sector, and created a pressing need for education and training. That’s the view of SuperCool Group Business Manager Rene Le Miere, a member of the technical organising committee for the AIRAH Refrigeration 2022 Conference, to be held from May 16–17 in […]


Vale Warwick Stannus

Long-time industry stalwart Warwick Stannus, M.AIRAH, passed away on Sunday, April 24, 2022. With a strong background in both consulting and contracting in the HVAC&R industry, Stannus is recognised for his work in developing industry standards and his 19-year career at A.G. Coombs. He started working at A.G. Coombs in 2003 in the newly created […]


International alliance to promote women in cooling

The International Network for Women in Cooling (INWIC) has been launched to advance the engagement of women, promote career opportunities, and increase female participation in the HVAC&R sector. The initiative is led by the World Refrigeration Day (WRD) Secretariat and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) OzonAction in cooperation with founding partners from around the […]

Outcomes Summit
Events and conferences

i-Hub Outcomes Summit

The Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling (i-Hub) is holding the i-Hub Outcomes Summit online and in Sydney on Tuesday, May 17 from 12 noon–5pm. i-Hub brings together leading universities, researchers, consultants, building owners, and equipment manufacturers to create a connected research and development community in Australia. Taking place in conjunction with AIRAH’s Refrigeration Conference […]

Education General News

Apprentices complete Kirby Scholarship Program

Recently, 10 fourth-year HVAC&R apprentices participated in the first round of the Kirby Apprentice Fund Naturals Training Scholarship Program. The apprentices were selected from across mainland Australia. Kirby Brand and Communications Manager Elizabeth Paparo, Affil.AIRAH, says the scholarship recipients were selected from a large pool of applicants. She says the 10 demonstrated a commitment to […]

Legislation Updates News

Victoria approves assessment scheme for HVAC&R engineers

The Victorian Business Licensing Authority has approved the AIRAH Professional Engineer Register (APER) program under the Professional Engineers Registration Act 2019. This follows the approval for the APER in Queensland in 2021, and represents the next step of AIRAH’s plan to provide a professional registration scheme for HVAC&R building services engineers across the country. AIRAH […]