Cyber attack

Hackers target HVAC

Forescout Research Labs has released a report that uncovers the 10 riskiest Internet of Things (IoT) devices in 2020 – and number two on the list is HVAC systems. The Enterprise of Things Security Report explores the top device attack vectors for hackers to gain access to enterprise networks. Forescout Research Labs analysed data from […]


Licensing survey results now online

Earlier this year, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) ran an online survey to collect input on its position statement for HVAC&R licensing in Australia. The position statement, developed by AIRAH’s Refrigeration Special Technical Group, will define the Institute’s stance on HVAC&R licensing in Australia, and will serve as an advocacy tool for […]

Events and conferences

Chillventa 2020 cancelled

Chillventa 2020, a prominent Germany-based biennial event on the European HVAC&R calendar, has been cancelled. While a digital congress has now been scheduled to take place on the original dates (October 13-15), the next Chillventa will be held on October 11-13, 2022. For its tenth outing in 2018, the European event had surpassed 1,000 exhibitors […]


US HVAC&R professionals weathering COVID-19 crisis

The results are in from a survey exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on US HVAC&R professionals. The survey was conducted by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). About 3,000 of its members replied to “ASHRAE’s Survey of the Impact of COVID-19 on Members Professionally and Their Businesses”, which explored […]

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Have your say on HVAC&R support solutions

AIRAH is taking part in a Global Survey administered by Intellisurvey to collect input in to the future development of software products to help support HVAC&R companies to manage the scheduling, dispatching and activity tracking of field service technicians and how this could be better integrated in various financial packages. The survey will take less than 10 minutes to […]


No lockdown for HVAC&R, says AIRAH

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has written to federal, state and territory ministers and called on the government to clearly identify HVAC&R, building maintenance and support as essential services. As governments across Australia order non-essential services to shut down to stop the spread of COVID-19, AIRAH has signalled the need […]

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AIRAH releases HVAC&R Search Compendium 2020

HVAC&R Search Compendium 2020 is now in circulation. The Compendium is a hardcopy version of the online HVAC&R Search directory, and provides a comprehensive listing of companies operating within the country’s HVAC&R sector. It is produced by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH). The HVAC&R Search Compendium 2020 complements its digital […]

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Events and conferences

AIRAH announces 2020 Industry Nights

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has announced the schedule for the 2020 Industry Nights. The 15 Industry Nights will take place across Australia, and give attendees the opportunity for networking and to see the HVAC&R industry’s latest innovations. Industry Nights are free to attend. AIRAH chief executive Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, […]

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AIRAH and ARENA announce dynamic Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling (i-Hub)

Heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) are notoriously energy-intensive, consuming a considerable percentage of Australia’s electricity and producing substantial emissions. The new Innovation Hub for Affordable Heating and Cooling (i-Hub) initiative, led by the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) – in conjunction with CSIRO, Queensland University of Technology (QUT), the […]