The $60 million Industry Specialist Mentoring for Australian Apprentices program will benefit around 47,000 apprentices and trainees over two years.

The main area of uncertainty relates to what refrigerants will emerge to replace high GWP HFCs over the next 20 years.

Most of them bid with zero margin hoping to get some scope creep or they just cut corners. The winning bid could be the cheapest possible HVAC system available.

Risk management plans, chemicals and magic gadgets focused on cooling towers, are a fruitless endeavour.

Facility managers will be at the leading edge of adopting tools that can augment their abilities rather than replace them.

Haier's expansion plans have been supported by a number of new appointments including five business development managers, a product manager, technical manager and national sales manager.

LG is moving toward a 'whole of house' solution. It represents plenty of great opportunities for dealers, contractors, consultants, students and apprentices.

Heatcraft is also preparing for the HFC phasedown with the wholesaler currently testing and trialling new gases that will be available next year.

We need more apprentices doing Certificate III to rectify the skills shortage.

Today's units are specifically designed to meet the increasing demand for high rise apartments in Australia's capital cities.

The distinctive chemical structure of HFO R1234yf means that existing HFC or HCFC systems cannot be retrofitted.

We have recently commenced work on a Low Emissions Technology Roadmap led by the CSIRO.

The final outcome will be known in mid-October after the next meeting in Africa.

Don't get locked into a myriad of propriety building systems.

Even during the design phase, Barr suggests an independent review.