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Gramlick appointed Chair of Standards Australia

Tracey Gramlick has been appointed Chair of Standards Australia, becoming the first woman to serve in the position in the organisation’s almost 100-year history. Gramlick brings to the role more than 35 years of experience in engineering, manufacturing, research and development, advocacy, management and marketing roles in several ASX-listed, private, not-for-profit and government enterprises, and […]

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Videos explore i-Hub Smart Building Data Clearing House

The i-Hub project has released two videos to promote and explain its Smart Building Data Clearing House initiative. The Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling (i-Hub) is an initiative composed of AIRAH (the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating), the CSIRO, the Queensland University of Technology, the University of Melbourne and the […]

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Out with the mould

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has published an article on CSIROscope about the dangers of mould and how to prevent it. Mould causes health issues and can damage buildings. A fungal growth that loves moisture, it can generally be found in poorly ventilated areas of the house where damp has a chance […]

Events and conferences

ARER 2020 to be held in Sydney

The second iteration of the Australian Residential Energy Rating (ARER) conference will be held in Sydney at Doltone House from May 12–13. Hosted by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and supported by the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS), the conference will feature sessions focused on energy efficiency, sustainability regulations and opportunities, […]

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AIRAH and ARENA announce dynamic Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling (i-Hub)

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) are notoriously energy-intensive, consuming a considerable percentage of Australia’s electricity and producing substantial emissions. The new Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling (i-Hub) initiative, led by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) – in conjunction with CSIRO, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the […]

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Solar cooling and heating standard

Standards Australia has published AS 5389:2019 Space heating and cooling and ventilation systems – Calculation of energy and comfort performance. AS 5389 provides a method to estimate how much energy will be saved and to what degree comfort will be improved using solar and other heating and cooling technologies. Performance is based on four different […]

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Australian Residential Energy Rating Conference

The Australian Residential Energy Rating Conference will be held from May 28–29 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. The plenary sessions will provide a deep understanding of the current housing environment, the commercial benefits of energy efficient housing, current and potential policy and regulation, the reality of delivering high performance dwellings and what the […]