Results of major RAC testing project revealed

The Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water (DCCEEW) has published the complete results of its refrigeration and air conditioning bench-testing project. It clearly demonstrates that preventative maintenance minimises technology failure, reduces refrigerant leaks, and increases the energy efficiency of properly installed equipment. The project is the next stage of a much larger […]

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Digital partnership for HVAC&R maintenance

AIRAH has partnered with field-servicing software provider Uptick to offer DA19 HVAC&R Maintenanceas an integrated online solution. The first of its kind, the partnership will allow Uptick to provide AIRAH’s DA19 inspection checklists, routine maintenance frequencies, and asset-class taxonomy to its premium customers. For more than 20 years, DA19 has been widely considered the definitive […]


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 […]


Small fixes for big emissions reductions

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has applauded a new report that highlights common faults in residential and commercial refrigeration and air conditioning equipment – and the considerable potential benefits of addressing them. HVAC&R has a huge impact on Australia’s energy use and greenhouse emissions. HVAC&R uses more than 24 per […]

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Events and conferences

Webinar on improving HVAC maintenance in the mid-tier

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) is hosting a webinar about HVAC maintenance and repair in mid-tier buildings on Tuesday, September 15. According to the Opportunity Knocks report, mid-tier buildings account for about 80 per cent of office buildings and about 50 per cent of floor space in Australia. “These buildings […]


Tender for maintenance and leak prevention program

The Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment is developing an education program to encourage refrigeration and air conditioning equipment owners and facilities managers to improve their level of preventive maintenance. The program aims to reduce refrigerant and energy-related greenhouse gas emissions and at the same time reduce consumer costs by having their equipment operate […]


Restarting hibernating HVAC systems

The Property Council of Australia, Facility Management Association (FMA) and the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) have called on building owners and facilities managers to commence careful planning for the safe reopening of commercial buildings and workplaces across Australia. The advice comes as the national cabinet and state governments announce easing […]

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Maintenance gets a lift with new DA19

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has released a new edition of its leading design application manual, DA19: HVAC&R Maintenance. “Maintenance for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration has never been more important,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH. “Our economy depends on reliable, effective and efficient HVAC&R like never before, […]