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Licensing – now and towards 2050

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH), led by its Refrigeration Special Technical Group, has released a position statement on HVAC&R licensing in Australia, and is seeking input from industry stakeholders. Although there are well-established and successful licensing regimes in place – most notably the national ARCtick licence scheme – AIRAH CEO […]

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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 statement on COVID-19

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has suspended all scheduled events up until May 31, 2020, due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. AIRAH CEO Tony Gleeson, M.AIRAH, says the Institute is closely monitoring developments regarding the coronavirus. “Unfortunately, as a result of COVID-19, AIRAH has had to make the decision to […]

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Refrigeration 2020 suspended

The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has suspended the Refrigeration 2020 Conference, scheduled for March 23–24 in Melbourne, due to concerns around the spread of COVID-19. “In this time of great upheaval for everyone, we ask for your patience as we work with attendees, speakers, sponsors and other stakeholders to reorganise,” […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Wilkinson moves on from AIRAH

After almost 18 years with AIRAH, Phil Wilkinson, F.AIRAH, has resigned his position with the Institute to seek new opportunities in more people-oriented roles. During his tenure Wilkinson has held several key positions including Technical Manager, Business Development Manager, CEO, and most recently as the Executive General Manager – Technical Services and Government Relations. “Throughout […]

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Industry responds to 2019–20 Budget

Although the 2019–20 Federal Budget has made no direct mention of HVAC&R, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) has called out some positives in the government’s recent announcement. This includes the focus on infrastructure; encouragement of women in engineering; funding to modernise the vocational education and training (VET) sector; and expansion of […]