Using low VOC materials in buildings has evolved from a 'nice to have' to a key feature of sustainable buildings.
I've had the opportunity to profile our award winners which has been an uplifting experience.
The solution to so many problems the industry is facing has been staring us all in the face since the very beginning, and that is, natural refrigerants.
The HVACR systems market will reach $US125 billion by 2022.
The new dawn wouldn't be complete without a few champions meet them on August 24, 2017 at CCN Live. I look forward to seeing everyone and sharing a great day.
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.
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.