Johnson Controls seeks BMS specialists

Johnson Controls is on the hunt for electricians and technicians seeking building management system experience to join a global training program. The Building Automation Systems (BAS) teams are experiencing a period of growth, and the company is looking to add new technicians across Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. They are seeking people with an electrical licence, […]


Workplace amenities creating barriers for women

A new report titled Nowhere to go has highlighted the issues women in the trade sector face finding workplace amenities. The report highlights that women in male-dominated industries are often provided with inadequate amenities. “Ensuring workplace amenities and in particular, workplace toilets, are regularly serviced, accessible, suitable, and open should be a priority for every […]

Events and conferences

WA Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards

The Air Conditioning & Mechanical Contractors Association Limited (AMCA) is hosting its annual Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Awards on Friday, November 5. The awards, held in conjunction with the Alan Robert Memorial Fund, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) and South Metropolitan TAFE, celebrates the latest achievements in the air conditioning and refrigeration […]


E-waste program could include HVAC&R equipment

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is running a work program to better understand e-waste in Australia and identify potential e-stewardship opportunities. Although electronic waste is generally thought of as electronic goods such as televisions, phones and computers, the program is contemplating a wider definition. Add to this the increasing digitisation of appliances, […]

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International framework for embodied and operational carbon

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) is developing a common international reporting framework for embodied and operational carbon in the built environment. Embodied carbon is the total greenhouse emissions generated during the manufacture of the materials and products used in the construction and refurbishment of new and existing buildings and infrastructure. It is coming under […]

Events and conferences

Special offer on Survival of the fittest seminar series

CIBSE ANZ is hosting an online seminar series called “Survival of the Fittest” that will explore the latest research, best ventilation practices and indoor air quality from Australia, the US, UK and New Zealand. Those interested in attending can register with a $70 discount using the code “AIRAHSurvival2021”. The sessions will be held on the […]


Boom beckons for NSW Renewable Energy Zone

Australia’s largest Renewable Energy Zone (REZ) has received more than 80 registrations of interest from potential renewable energy projects. The projects have the potential to produce an astonishing 34 gigawatts (GW) of energy for the REZ, which is located in New England in north-western NSW. NSW Energy Minister Matt Kean says the response demonstrates investor […]


Australian authorities seize refrigeration equipment worth more than $200,000

A joint operation by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE) and the Australian Border Force (ABF) has led to the seizure of more than $200,000 worth of refrigeration equipment imported without a licence. ABF officers seized 100 packages in Melbourne in May 2021 after a tip-off that the Victorian-based importer did not […]