Sunshine Coast Hospital earns 6 Star Green Star

The $1.8 billion Sunshine Coast University Hospital (SCUH) has become the largest public healthcare facility in Australia to earn a 6 star Green Star Healthcare v1 Design and As-Built rating. Exemplar Health, a consortium comprised of Lendlease, Siemens and Capella Capital, in partnership with Queensland Health, surpassed the original 4 star target, using innovative design […]

Events and conferences

Dynamics of Air exhibition

In the HVAC&R industry we usually think of air dynamics as the domain of engineers. But coming to Melbourne is an art exhibition that approaches the subject from new and creative angles. From September 14 to November 10, RMIT Gallery in partnership with the Goethe Institut is presenting Dynamics of Air, curated by Dr Malte […]


New app from Mitsubishi Electric aimed at service technicians

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has launched Service ME, a mobile phone app for air conditioning and refrigeration service technicians. “Service ME provides easy step-guides that give quick solutions and helps technicians resolve issues out of hours,” says Mitsubishi Electric Australia. “The Service ME app is a one-stop-shop for all product information, design and troubleshooting issues. This […]

Events and conferences

Educating manufacturers on energy productivity

Energy productivity for manufacturers will be the focus at the Innovation X-Change conference on Monday, August 13 at Eithad Stadium in Melbourne. With energy prices at record levels and little sign of decline, the Australian Alliance for Energy Productivity (A2EP) has identified the importance of energy productivity, particularly in manufacturing. The conference is therefore aimed […]


Refrigeration Efficiency Masterclass announced

Sustainability Victoria has announced a series of free workshops for business owners and operators to learn how to make their refrigeration systems more efficient, with a special focus on walk-in coolrooms. The walk-in coolroom segment has attracted plenty of attention lately. Cold Hard Facts 3 – still in draft form – estimated that the number […]

Education Events and conferences

Tackling air tightness seminar

GBCA (Green Building Council Australia) is holding seminars about air tightness practices for existing and new buildings in Melbourne and Sydney in September. Air tightness is a big challenge that building performance faces. Ensuring that a whole building is well-sealed creates measurably better performance for both energy efficiency and control of the indoor environment. The […]


Heatcraft offers CO2 training

Heatcraft’s first round of industry CO2 training will begin this month. It is open to refrigeration contactors and consultants who are interested in specifying, selling, installing, commissioning and servicing CO2 systems. According to Heatcraft, the content will provide “first-hand experience for all participants to gain an understanding of CO2 refrigeration technologies, providing hassle-free installation, start-up […]