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Doubling down on the Kigali Amendment

A new study led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) shows that transitioning to high-efficiency cooling can double the climate mitigation effects of the HFC phase-down under the Kigali Amendment. The Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol, which entered into force in 2019, aims to phase down the consumption of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), […]

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Roadmap to safe and quality insulation

The governments of New South Wales and Victoria, along with Insulation Australasia (IA) and the Insulation Council of Australia and New Zealand (ICANZ) are developing an industry-led roadmap to ensure that insulation is installed in Australia in a manner that is safe and delivers quality outcomes. The project team consists of the Energy Efficiency Council […]

Education News

ARBS to fund diploma in sustainable design

The ARBS Education and Research Foundation has announced a grant of $39,000 to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) to assist in the development of a Professional Diploma in Energy-Efficient Sustainable HVAC. The diploma will consist of four key units of competence: Compliance with energy and sustainable codes of practice Energy […]

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Dairy farmers eligible for energy grants

Dairy farmers are now eligible to receive up to $20,000 in business grants to improve energy efficiency, reduce energy costs and lower on-farm emissions. The Dairy Farming Business Grants are part of a $40m Energy Efficient Communities Program that is designed to help eligible businesses effectively reduce energy bills and slash related emissions. The grants […]

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HVAC&R is the key to averting climate crisis

A new report from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Energy Agency (IEA) has flagged the huge potential of the HVAC&R sector to reduce global emissions. The Cooling Emissions and Policy Synthesis Report notes that over the next four decades, international action on energy-efficient, climate-friendly cooling could avoid as much as 460 […]

Events and conferences

Efficiency key to recovery

An online summit called Energy Efficiency and Australia’s Economic Recovery has been scheduled on July 1 to discuss how energy efficiency and energy management can help support Australia’s economic recovery post-COVID-19. The forum is being delivered by the Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS), Australian Industry Group (Ai Group), the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC), the […]

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Tender for maintenance and leak prevention program

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is developing an education program to encourage refrigeration and air conditioning equipment owners and facilities managers to improve their level of preventive maintenance. The program aims to reduce refrigerant and energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time reduce consumer costs by having their equipment operate […]

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Whose leak is it anyway?

AIRAH is holding a Streamline webinar called “Who’s Leak is it Anyway?” on Thursday, May 21. The webinar will cover what the ever-increasing emphasis on energy efficiency and building performance means for HVAC professionals. The session will explore what is expected of HVAC professionals, building air tightness and the main failure points of HVAC professionals. […]