It might sound counterintuitive but in South Australia, government officials are no longer telling people to let their lawns die over summer.
TENDERS AND OTHER OPPORTUNITIES: Got an innovative idea for improving the energy efficiency of the airconditioning, refrigeration and heating sector and looking for some extra funding to make it happen?
There’s a huge challenge upon us to decarbonise what is projected to be a $6 trillion value of installed equipment by 2050 – up from the present $1.5 trillion – in refrigeration and cooling.
FROM THE TREASURE CHEST (2013) Comfort is a complex issue and very personal. I see that every day. Very highly paid workers surround me and you can be rest assured that, being a thermostat, I am blamed every day by a select few for not looking after their comfort needs.
With the planet warming, every effort must be made to keep cool without increasing climate change.
It sounds like a vicious cycle. Increased temperatures leading to more airconditioning, leading to more energy use, leading to more carbon emissions, leading to increased temperatures.