At least $US2 million in intermediate prize money will be awarded to support prototype development by shortlisted teams.

CHF3 said the bank of natural refrigerants grew by 14 per cent, with CO2 and hydrocarbons the big contributors to that rise.

Investing in more efficient air conditioners could cut future energy demand in half.

In addition to the threat to the ozone layer from CFC-11, there has also been large seizures of CFC-12 in recent weeks.

The publication provides readers with a better understanding of the very heart of a ventilation system.

In 2017, one of every three robots sold in the world went to China.

Two lighthouse projects are stepping up to be the first to embrace the principles within the Code.

It is Facebook's 15th data centre and will be based in Singapore, the first to be built in Asia. It will be operational in the year 2022.

The 2000th project to achieve certification was 105 Phillip Street, Paramatta.

With 90,000 licence holders the scheme has never been as strong and, despite an uncertain refrigerant environment, it continues to grow.

Panellists agreed that a lack of visibility is a key problem for the refrigeration and air conditioning trade.

Dr Bradshaw said it beggars belief that in the face of so much evidence, Australia’s emissions are continuing to rise.

The study underscores the important role that proper commissioning of plant plays in operational efficiency.

Professor Harvey-Smith’s research has been published in more than 40 scientific papers.  

The very first Fridgie of the Year Award went to Jindabyne Refrigeration manager, Andrew Solomon.