Is Geo-exchange more Viable than Air-based Air Conditioning?
When it comes to air conditioning for buildings and in particular when it comes to air conditioning using air cooled direct expansion systems, every one degree...
Who is Responsible for Getting HVACR Right?
Air conditioning and refrigeration units are pervasive, and at present, there are over 50 million installations in Australia.
Phasing Down HFC Refrigerants
It is important for stakeholders in the refrigeration and air conditioning (HVACR) industry to be aware of the phase down in the use of HFC refrigerants.
The 3for2 Concept: Efficient Office Building Design
The ‘3 for 2 Concept’ allows the construction of three floors within the standard space of two floors, without any impact on perceived floor-to-ceiling heights, which...
Air Con and Refrigeration Efficiency in the Built Environment
There are major energy savings available from air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR) in Australia, in the order of $10 billion per year.
Refrigeration, Air Con and GHG Emissions Reduction
Despite the fact that air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC&R) is an important contributor to economic performance and the quality of life, its contribution to energy consumption...
The Need For and Sources of HVACR Energy Efficiency
In the Australian Refrigeration Association's October newsletter, we described the opportunity for Australia to reduce the cost of HVACR energy use by $10 billion per annum.
New Technology Could Reduce Air Conditioning Needs
A reflective, ultra-thin panel, which can cool buildings without air-conditioning, is being hailed as an energy-saving breakthrough.
Was Air-Con a Factor in Docklands Apartment Blaze?
Investigators speculate that construction-related factors may have played a role in expediting the rapid spread of a fire in a high-storey Melbourne apartment complex.