Concerns grow over IAQ in Australian schools

A recent RMIT research project has highlighted the poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in some Victorian classrooms, and added to concerns around ventilation in Australian schools in general. Given their developmental stage and the amount of time they spend in the classroom, school children are particularly vulnerable to poor air quality. According to the report, […]

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New comprehensive guide to refrigeration

Fundamentals of Refrigeration is a new manual published by Volker Stamer, Director of the international Bitzer training centre Schaufler Academy. According to Bitzer, the text is a comprehensive guide to refrigeration, with a wealth of basic information aimed at new entrants to the industry, and extensive reference material that will serve experienced refrigeration technicians. “The […]

Events and conferences

Commissioning for airtightness

The Air Tightness Testing and Measurement Association (ATTMA) is holding a workshop on Wednesday, June 30 about the building envelope commissioning process for airtightness. “If you think that getting an airtight building just means testing at the end, you’re in for disappointment,” say the organisers. “Green Star, Passive House, and good practice worldwide view commissioning as […]

Monash University's Woodside building adheres to Passive House standards.

Monash University inks MoU with Engie to accelerate Net Zero Initiative

Monash University has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with global energy company Engie. The two organisations will explore opportunities to co-develop scalable zero-carbon solutions that accelerate the implementation of Monash’s Net Zero Initiative, winner of the 2018 United Nations “Momentum for Change Award”.  As part of its broader scope, the collaboration to be developed […]

Events and conferences

European heating industry transition: 2020–2030

Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) is hosting a free webinar on June 30, exploring insights gained from a study titled “HVAC 2030: paths to decarbonisation of the residential heating market”. During the study, BSRIA researched the expansion of heating products during the transition period 2020–2030 in three of the major heating markets in […]


ARBS Foundation publishes new research on chilled beams

The ARBS Education and Research Foundation and Team Catalyst have published a detailed study of active chilled beam systems that they say offers “groundbreaking findings”. Funding was provided to Team Catalyst to research active chilled beam systems and to compare the performance of two chilled water plant configurations: Standard using chilled water plant of multiple […]

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Alfa Laval publishes white paper on sustainable refrigerants

Heat transfer specialist Alfa Laval has published a white paper offering guidance on selecting and accommodating refrigerants for diverse heating and cooling applications. The document, titled Navigating a changing refrigerants market, was developed by the company as a response to customers seeking guidance when choosing from the growing range of new refrigerants generally, and natural […]