James Victor Harrison
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Vale to Harrison’s grandson

The heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) industry owes much to James Harrison (1816–1893). He emigrated to Australia from Scotland in 1837 and later developed the first successful large-scale ice making machinery sold to industry. He also founded The Geelong Advertiser, was an editor at the The Age and was a member for the town of […]

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New REHVA guidelines focus on airborne COVID-19

The European Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) has released an updated guide on how to operate HVAC and other building service systems to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in workplaces. The revised document puts a greater emphasis on the potential for airborne transmission of COVID-19. Accordingly, it proposes an infection […]

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COVID-19 treatment facility completed inside 12 weeks

A Melbourne building that formerly served as part of the Peter MacCallum Hospital has been converted into a specialist 84-bed COVID-19 treatment facility inside three months. Completed as part of the Victorian government’s $1.9 billion health funding boost, St Vincent’s on the Park has substantially increased Victoria’s ability to deal with pandemic patients. Head contractor […]

Public Comment

Draft standard for pliable building membranes

Standards Australia has released a draft titled “Pliable building membranes and underlays: Materials” for public comment. The document sets out the requirements for materials for use as pliable building membranes (also known as sarking or underlay), when used either independently or as a facing to other materials, such as insulation materials, and as control functions […]

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Renewables all the way in WA with clean energy plan

The Western Australian government has announced a $66.3 million renewable energy technologies package, which aims to kick-start the state’s economy, create jobs, and reduce energy costs. In Western Australia’s North-West, $44.5 million worth of infrastructure will be installed as part of a Regional Infrastructure Stimulus package. This includes an additional 50 standalone power systems, the […]

Events and conferences

Natural refrigerant trade show goes virtual

Brussels-based natural refrigerant group Shecco will be launching what has been touted the world’s first natural refrigerant virtual trade show for the HVAC&R industry on September 1, 2020. The free-to-attend online exhibition will give HVAC&R industry professionals remote access to the latest natural refrigerant solutions during the pandemic, says CEO of Shecco, Marc Chasserot. “It […]

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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 […]