There will be industry consultation and a discussion paper before the release of a national strategy in 2018.

The media reported on the potential for the grid to collapse and linked this danger directly to the use of air conditioners.

This year industry can share a number of tangible outcomes that weren't even close to being realised in 2013.

The construction goal now is to comply to the specifications as economically as possible.

Need to commission an air conditioning system? Then call a plumber.

While its been a lucrative summer for suppliers, its also a relief to finally welcome the arrival of March and of course, Autumn.

While new synthetic refrigerants are being developed that offer lower GWP, many of these are largely untested or are yet to be deemed acceptable substitutes by regulatory authorities such as the EPA.

While we've all had a bit of time over the festive season to cool down, I suspect its going to take more than a few weeks away from the office to get past some of the problems industry is tackling right now.

There is a way forward for PRIME, but it will lack the breadth it needs to truly achieve industry collaboration and consensus unless it can engage with other interested parties, particularly trade and end user organisations.

Some winning tenders are so price-driven they undercut common sense.

What is the consulting industry going to do to make a contribution to the reduction of Australia's greenhouse gas emissions?

The phasedown was a central topic at the recent biannual A-Gas customer seminar in Sydney.

CCN Live has provided industry with a platform which is why its important to start thinking about next year's event.

It is this diversity that has created an industry of people that can only be described as multi-talented.

A dry indoor atmosphere increases susceptibility to airborne viruses.