Building Services

The Standards Australia committee, FP-009, Fire Hydrant Installations, has recently published a revision AS 2419.1:2021, Fire hydrant installations, Part 1: System design, installation and commissioning.

Australia’s first pilot program to help councils slash emissions has been launched by the Cities Power Partnership and Ironbark Sustainability.

The German Passive House standard is the obvious choice for any homeowner seeking a home that delivers the best in thermal performance.

CoolAutomation will host a webinar on cloud-based remote service provision and monitoring for HVAC systems.

Enrolment opens this month for Australia’s first professional diploma in sustainable HVAC design and operation.

NSW Building Commissioner, David Chandler, has released research to understand how the state government’s building reforms are being implemented.

The Residential Efficiency Scorecard which helps Australians improve home energy performance has been adopted by the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NaTHERS).

The Smart Energy Council CEO, John Grimes, has urged all state and territory governments to reject the federal government’s pro-coal, anti-solar agenda.

AIRAH has released two new Design Application (DA) manuals to provide vital knowledge about HVAC systems in buildings and fire safety.

SPLASH has just completed the installation of its power monitoring solution at the offices of the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) in Auckland.

The RapidRidge ventilated roofing system reduces moisture build-up and improves energy efficiency.

Software provider FireMate has embedded Australian Standards within an innovative platform which supports fire protection specialists.

Water treatment specialists HydroChem are one of a growing number of Australian companies to reward staff who choose to get their COVID-19 jabs.

Kingspan Insulation has announced the acquisition of New Zealand’s Thermakraft Ltd, positioning itself to provide a broader range of solutions to its customers both in Australia and New Zealand.

Planitree has created a green building marketplace in a bid to reduce carbon emissions.

Carrier Global Corporation has agreed to sell its Chubb fire and security business to APi Group Corporation for $US3.1 billion.