Australians have filed 15 per cent more patents in 2016 compared with 2015.

Industry is united in its opposition to state licensing proposals which favour plumbers.

IBISWorld figures show that Australia's heating and cooling industry is shrinking as larger companies acquire smaller firms to increase market share.

The Smart Cities Plan sets out a vision for Australia's cities based on smart policy, smart investment and smart technology.

The acquisition follows a pattern of recent growth including the additions of Brivis Climate Systems and APAC brands in 2015.

There was a lot of product inside the building which was totally destroyed causing $3-4 million worth of damage.

The filters change colour as it removes toxic chemicals and odours from the air, while killing viruses, bacteria and mould.

Toru Ishizuka will remain on the executive team in the capacity of chairman, providing high level counsel to Fujitsu General management.

In addition to supporting a domestic HFC phasedown, the Bill will streamline licensing, reporting and administration of existing legislation, which will significantly cut red tape.

Consult Australia CEO, Megan Motto, said the Principles are a long-needed point of reference to support BIM, GIS and Smart Cities.

More than 10,000 industrial decision makers are expected to visit the show to see the latest technologies.

Broadbent paid tribute to the CEFC's inaugral CEO, Oliver Yates, who advised the Board of his decision to step down late last year.

The regulatory proposals for chillers have been put on hold.

Motor mechanics, electricians and plumbers all believe its their right to take a piece of our trade, the ARA said.

Organisations are moving towards CAPEX and pay-as-you-go models of spending.