Events and conferences Public Comment

Survey open on energy audit standards

A survey is under way to provide feedback on Australia’s energy auditing standards, and ultimately help businesses identify and implement high-quality energy-efficiency projects.  Standards Australia released a series of standards for energy auditing in 2014 that set out the minimum requirements for commissioning and conducting three prescribed types of audits that identify opportunities for cost-effective […]


NEXTgen program open for applications

Applications are now open to join Standards Australia’s NEXTgen program for 2022–23. The NEXTgen Program selects emerging industry and technical experts and provides them with an opportunity to become involved in the national and international standardisation processes. “Emerging leaders will share knowledge and collaborate, developing a deep understanding of what it takes to shape robust […]


Master Builders supports petition for free standards

A federal House of Representatives petition calling for free or affordable access to Australian Standards has received support from the Master Builders Association of Victoria. The petition claims that although essential to many jobs, Australian Standards are becoming “increasingly expensive and the restrictions on accessibility are increasing”. “The existing model is unsustainable and will potentially […]

General News

AIRAH granted membership of Standards Australia

The Board of Standards Australia has granted the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) membership of Standards Australia. The nation’s peak non-government standards-development organisation, Standards Australia operates as an independent, non-government, not-for-profit outfit. The work of Standards Australia and its contributors from industry, government and the consumer sector enhance the nation’s economic […]

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Legislation Updates

Standards Australia gives support to solar

Standards Australia has revised the standard AS/NZS 5033:2021 Installation and safety requirements for photovoltaic (PV) arrays to support the growing solar panel industry. According to Standards Australia, almost four million solar photo-voltaic (PV) panel systems have been installed across Australia in the past 20 years, which has seen a dramatic reduction in overall costs. Solar […]


Peak bodies call for government-endorsed guidance

A coalition of nine industry peak bodies has called for the development of credible, government-endorsed, public information regarding the airborne transmission of COVID-19 and the importance of indoor air quality. A letter addressed to the Minister for Health and Aged Care, Greg Hunt, has been signed by the Association of Consulting Architects, the Australian Institute […]

Education News

Locked-down industry gets free access to online learning

In response to the COVID-19 restrictions that have halted construction work in New South Wales, Standards Australia is offering temporary free access to a compulsory e-learning module. “The recent COVID restrictions have forced New South Wales into lockdown again, and for the first time, have put the brakes on the construction industry, impacting almost 250,000 […]


Standards Australia calls for NEXTgen nominees

Standards Australia has opened a new round of the NEXTgen professional development program, aimed at industry experts who are interesting in learning about standards and their benefits. “Standards Australia prides itself on bringing together key parties, stakeholders, and technical advisors to collaborate on the development and creation of standards which provide value to Australia, its […]


Building commissioning gets a boost

Standards Australia has published SA TS 5342:2021 – Technical specification for building commissioning. The document has been developed to provide industry with a common framework and consistent minimum requirements for commissioning buildings, and related activities. It has been many years in the making, with representatives from the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating […]

Events and conferences

Opening the door to better commissioning

Building commissioning is in the spotlight once again given the coming release of a Standards Australia Technical Specification for building commissioning, and AIRAH’s Commissioning Virtual Forum on June 3. The recent Expert Group report Leaks, Maintenance and Emissions in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning highlighted the potential for better commissioning to improve the energy efficiency of […]