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Public Comment

Survey on high-performance HVAC

The University of New South Wales is holding a survey that is part of the Low Carbon Living CRC project “Mainstreaming high performance commercial building HVAC” (RP1033). The purpose of the survey is to investigate the general barriers, drivers and options that affect the design decisions of standard and high-efficiency heating, ventilation and air conditioning […]


Coronavirus and HVAC

Since the first case was detected in China in December 2019, the novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has spread rapidly. It has now infected nearly 25,000 people, about 500 of whom have died. On January 31, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency. Although the vast majority of coronavirus patients […]

News Products

New era for Fantech

Fantech has announced the launch of Fantech Capital HVAC as a new business under its overall structure. The move will see the air movement and ventilation specialist offering a new portfolio of products such as chillers, cooling towers, AHUs and FCUs. Brands will include Clint, Mesan USA, Euroclima, Komfovent, SmartAir, Smartech, Airatherm, Liberty, Barcol-Air and […]

Legislation Updates Public Comment

Hospital design guidelines under review

The Victorian Health and Human Services Building Authority (VHHSBA) is revising its guidelines for engineering services, Design Guide for Hospitals and Day Procedure Centres (DGHDPC) Part E. The guidelines were last updated in 2004. The intent of the revised guidelines is to provide relevant minimum requirements for engineering services for new capital projects in healthcare. As […]

Education News

TAFE Queensland opens new training hub

TAFE Queensland has opened a new high-tech training hub at its Ashmore campus. The fit-out, which cost $1.5 million, boasts state-of-the-art equipment and will benefit more than 1,200 electrical and air conditioning and refrigeration students. The hub has eight coldrooms, including two with freezer room options. There is a practical workshop area, a hybrid practical […]

Education News

HVAC Centre of Excellence opens at Holmesglen

A new HVAC Centre of Excellence at Holmesglen’s Chadstone campus was officially launched by the Victorian Skills Commissioner Neil Coulson on May 28. The launch was attended by around 100 guests from the HVAC and associated industries, including the organisations who supported the centre. The facility is a collaborative partnership between Holmesglen and the Air […]


SMART researchers aim to optimise building HVAC

Researchers from the University of Wollongong (UOW) are exploring ways to keep building temperatures consistent within a set comfort zone. A collaboration between the university’s SMART Infrastructure Facility, industry and government, the research team is focusing on optimising building HVAC. “The project’s focus is to increase the efficiency of building environments,” says team leader and senior […]