General News

Applications open for small business ventilation program

The Victorian government is supporting public-facing small businesses to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers, and thus reduce the spread of COVID-19. Applications are now open for the Small Business Ventilation Program, which provides $500 rebates and matched grants of up to $5,000 to support eligible small businesses’ investment in equipment, works and services […]

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Could HVAC systems be used to detect COVID-19?

Researchers at East Carolina University’s Brody School of Medicine have been attempting to detect SARS-CoV-2 in a building by testing the air passing through the HVAC systems. The team hopes this could lead to earlier detection of the virus, improved quarantine protocols, reduced transmission, and fewer outbreaks. Researchers collected samples from two large student dormitories […]

Events and conferences

The next generation of HVAC service and integration

CoolAutomation is running a webinar on Tuesday, September 28 focusing on the latest developments in HVAC service and integration. In the webinar, former Daikin dealer David Aquilina will introduce participants to a set of devices and demonstrate how to easily integrate HVAC systems into a home automation system.  He will also present new cloud-based remote […]

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Education

New course focuses on sustainable HVAC

AIRAH has released a new accredited course that delves into sustainable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems and operations. Created with the support of the ARBS Foundation, the Professional Diploma in Sustainable HVAC Design and Operation is a modular online program that offers an advanced level of professional development for HVAC&R and building services […]

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Vale Jack Laracy

Distinguished AIRAH life member Jack Laracy passed away peacefully on July 11 in Queensland, his home state. “It is with much sadness that we share the news of the passing of an AIRAH legend, Jack Laracy,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH. “Jack was a leading educator with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and impacted […]

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New beginning for AMCA Australia

AMCA has officially switched from its previous state-based structure to operate as a single national industry association under the name AMCA Australia. The move comes following a comprehensive, three-year review of all association activities, upon which the organisation decided the time was right for AMCA state-based entities to formally join forces. “Over recent years, members […]