Fujitsu General fits out luxury project

Fujitsu General’s R32 Bulkhead Reverse Cycle Split Systems contributed to the aesthetic of a recent eco-tourism project on a greenfield site in Inman Valley, South Australia. Created by luxury accommodation business ESCA, the project involved two standalone resort-style suites overlooking the Inman Valley to Encounter Bay and the Southern Ocean. Described as “luxury off-grid accommodation […]


Suppliers sought for Home Heating and Cooling Program

The Victorian government is once again looking for suppliers to join the Home Heating and Cooling Upgrades Program. In response to industry feedback, applications are now open online, via VendorPanel, the government’s eProcurement Platform. The program offers rebates to replace gas, electric and wood heaters with reverse-cycle split systems in low-income and vulnerable households. It […]


Tensions rise over EU HFC phase-down plans

As the European Union considers ambitious new targets for phasing down HFC refrigerants, industry is divided about the path forward. Some groups have cautioned regulators against moving too fast, but others believe the stricter phase-down is both achievable and desirable. What’s on the table? In April this year, the European Commission proposed two new regulations […]


R32 expanding rapidly in EU

The Building Services Research & Information Association (BSRIA) has predicted the R32 market share for split systems in Europe will exceed 80 per cent by 2023. According to its research, R32 accounted for approximately 37 per cent of the market in 2019. R32 has a lower global warming potential (GWP) than other refrigerants (of 675), […]

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Flammable future for split systems?

German development agency GIZ has published a resource guide promoting the use of R290 (propane) in split system air conditioners. The guide highlights the efficiency benefits and potential emissions reductions that propane offers, and addresses concerns about flammable refrigerants. Ultimately, it aims to encourage policy-makers to facilitate the market uptake of energy-efficient split systems using […]