New IAQ scorecard system

IAQ Ventilation has developed a self-assessment tool to rate the indoor air quality (IAQ) measures in place for a building – known as the Healthy Buildings Scorecard. The tool allows users to see where IAQ measures are succeeding and where improvements can be made. IAQ says its benchmark ratings – including Exceptional, Superior, Excellent and […]


Landmark Australian ventilation study

A recent City of Melbourne research project has found that simple changes to ventilation systems can significantly decrease the transmission of COVID-19 and reduce energy consumption in office buildings. ​The City of Melbourne BREATH pilot tested and evaluated three different ventilation systems in a vacant CBD building over three months: displacement ventilation air conditioning, in-ceiling […]


Mitsubishi Electric’s new Vertical Lossnay

Mitsubishi Electric Australia has launched its newest mechanical ventilation with heat recovery (MVHR) system, designed to recover heat from the air inside a home and transfer it to fresh, dry air introduced from outside. Mitsubishi says the new system is ideally suited to residential buildings – including multi-stories or homes located in inner-city locations – […]


Plasma Air filtration from AOM

Air and Odour Management (AOM) Australia has released a new means of treating commercial kitchen odours to ensure NCC performance requirements for ventilation systems – AOM Plasma Air filtration. The filtration couples a dense activated carbon mosaic together with high-voltage cold plasma production. According to AOM, the high-tech activated carbon filter captures odours, VOCs, bacteria […]

General News

Applications open for small business ventilation program

The Victorian government is supporting public-facing small businesses to improve ventilation in areas accessible to customers, and thus reduce the spread of COVID-19. Applications are now open for the Small Business Ventilation Program, which provides $500 rebates and matched grants of up to $5,000 to support eligible small businesses’ investment in equipment, works and services […]


Using supercomputers to study COVID in classrooms

Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) are using supercomputers to study how aerosol viral particles are distributed in a ventilated classroom. The research is being used to determine optimal placement of HVAC outlets to minimise “dead zones” and maximise ventilation and therefore improve indoor air quality (IAQ). Using the Summit, the […]