Space cooling

Primed for space cooling

The Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) and the World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) have published the Primer for Space Cooling and accompanying Compendium, which address the critical need for access to sustainable space cooling. The Primer describes space cooling as “the means by which people are provided thermal comfort from heat by maintaining the […]

Rental hardship

Renters experience energy hardship

The Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute (AHURI) has published research that examines how energy hardship is affecting the Australian rental sector. The research estimates that up to 40 per cent might be experiencing hardship due to rising energy costs and energy-inefficient dwellings, and between 14–18 per cent are unable to keep warm in winter. […]


A double celebration for A.G. Coombs

Mechanical and building services contractor A.G. Coombs has two reasons to celebrate. In a year in which the firm is celebrating 75 years in operation, this week the organisation is acknowledging what would have been founder Allan George Coombs’ 100th birthday.   “Allan Coombs was instrumental in the establishment of the HVAC industry in Australia […]

Education News

State-of-the-art refrigeration training pods on the way

GOTAFE is partnering with Bendigo Kangan Institute (BKI) and HVAC&R industry bodies in an innovative new training project for RAC trades. Last year the Hon. Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills and Higher Education granted $2,000,000 toward the project that will be provided by the Workplace Training and Innovation Fund (WTIF). One of the […]