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, […]

Events and conferences Public Comment

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 […]

Public Comment

Draft NCC 2022 energy efficiency and condensation provisions

The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB) is seeking comment on proposed amendments to energy efficiency and condensation technical provisions, for possible inclusion in the National Construction Code (NCC) 2022. Some of the more significant amendments proposed in this second and final stage of the public comment draft include: A stringency increase in the thermal performance […]

Legislation Updates

APCO working to reduce packaging waste in HVAC&R

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) is contacting organisations within the HVAC&R sector to discuss responsibilities regarding packaging waste in Australia. As industry, government and consumers strive to improve waste avoidance and the recovery of waste through recycling, there is significant focus on implementing a circular economy for packaging to benefit businesses, society and the […]