News

HVAC&R poised to play key role in Australia’s recovery

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has applauded this year’s strong Federal Budget focused on economic recovery, and says the HVAC&R industry will play a vital role in making the government’s programs pay off. “As our Treasurer Josh Frydenberg noted, jobs are key,” says AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, “especially in […]

Events and conferences

Australia must catch up, say buildings physics experts

Australia is lagging behind the rest of the developed world when it comes to sealing, thermal performance and control of moisture in our buildings. That was the consensus at AIRAH’s Building Physics Virtual Forum, held on September 17. But the event also highlighted the opportunity to improve by using our local expertise and learning from […]

Education News

ARBS to fund diploma in sustainable design

The ARBS Education and Research Foundation has announced a grant of $39,000 to the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) to assist in the development of a Professional Diploma in Energy-Efficient Sustainable HVAC. The diploma will consist of four key units of competence: Compliance with energy and sustainable codes of practice Energy […]

News

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

AIRAH to hold Virtual Industry Showcase

On June 26, AIRAH will be celebrating World Refrigeration Day by staging its first ever Virtual Industry Showcase. Forming part of AIRAH’s Centenary celebrations, the exhibitor showcase and networking event is open to organisations, professionals and practitioners working in HVAC&R. In step with AIRAH’s ongoing COVID-19 response in converting some of its physical events into […]

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Buildings running on empty

AIRAH has highlighted the importance of maintaining HVAC and other building services – even if premises are temporarily unoccupied.  Across Australia, offices and other commercial buildings have emptied out as organisations shut down or staff work from home due to the COVID-19 prevention measures. But even when premises are empty, HVAC systems and other building […]