HVAC and COVID-19 explained

 There is considerable interest in the role that HVAC may play in the transmission of COVID-19.

Smoke signals from the climate emergency

The smoke alarms going off across Sydney last week are a symptom of a much larger malaise: our communities and buildings are not prepared for the climate emergency. From HVAC systems and building quality through to workplace health and resourcing for organisations and workers on the frontlines of the drought and the fires, urgent action is needed to improve resilience.

Why our HVAC and buildings can’t always keep us safe

OXYGEN FILES: In recent weeks, air quality in Sydney and Brisbane, and in many regional areas, has ranged from bad to extremely hazardous because of bushfire smoke. With health experts telling people to stay indoors because no amount of exposure to the smoke is safe, a deeper issue is emerging: most of our buildings can’t block the pollution.

Energy efficient HVAC future on show at AIRAH Awards 2019

A Passive House student accommodation development and a 6 Star Green Star masterplanned community were among the winners at this year’s AIRAH Awards, held in Sydney on November 15. The awards showcase the innovation and technical excellence happening in the heating, airconditioning, refrigeration and ventilation space across all sectors including commercial buildings, residential, products, facilities […]

HVAC’s evolution and why it needs to look to the next generation

In the past three decades, Australia’s HVAC industry has seen a quantum evolution, but according to University of Wollongong professor Paul Cooper, there’s a real risk of a talent deficit looming in the near future.

How HVAC can step up to a net zero world

Data centres sharing waste heat with the next-door swimming pool, super efficient facades, renewables, storage, phase-change materials, solar cooling, natural ventilation and personalised comfort control. Welcome to the future of net zero HVAC as predicted by experts.

More on Stockland's green bond

According to Mark Steinert, chief executive of Stockland, the margin on the 300 million Euro green bond the company issued a few weeks back cost no more than regular funding, other than a small compliance fee with the auditors to make sure it delivers the goods.

Refrigerant phase out could lead to huge carbon cuts

Australia could cut carbon emissions by seven per cent from the heating, ventilation, airconditioning and refrigerant industry alone if a move to phase out hydrofluorocarbons is realised, according to the Australian Refrigeration Association.

Brisbane’s district cooling plan is GO!

Brisbane is on track to have Australia’s first CBD district cooling system, with an agreement for the design and planning phase signed on Wednesday with a consortium of Cofely Australia and Thiess Services.

Brisbane's district cooling plan is GO!

Brisbane is on track to have Australia’s first CBD district cooling system, with an agreement for the design and planning phase signed on Wednesday with a consortium of Cofely Australia and Thiess Services.