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This figure can be expected to double when accounting for previous decades of construction, the report said.

Vendors entering this space include well-established, big brands such as Apple and Google NEST.

Australia is installing solar and wind so fast that it is now leading the world in the per capita deployment rate for renewables.

Campbell will talk about the HFC phasedown and the many challenges associated with new refrigerants and their application.

Market dynamics are prompting both commercial and industrial operators to ask original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) which natural refrigerant options are available.

Condensation can occur in all types of buildings, largely due to poor design or inappropriate use of materials and, once present, it is difficult to eliminate.

The aim is to build consumer created buildings that are cheaper, faster, smarter and more sustainable.

The residential construction industry has assumed that sustainability is a cost burden rather than a market opportunity.

The building ministers called on insurers to meet their existing obligations and to lift their exclusions on professional indemnity insurance.

The review was undertaken to address critical skill gaps in the Cert III course which has been unchanged since the year 2000 although standards and technology have changed significantly during that time.

The EIA described the introduction of higher charge limits for hydrocarbons by the International Electrotechnical Commission (EIC) as a “significant breakthrough”.

It will be an investment in the business of around $6 million and it will be housed in a new building on the company’s 3.5 hectare site.

Fact.MR expects the heat pump market to register a 12 per cent Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) through to 2029.

Johnston said the focus on minimum standards instead of best practice in the National Construction Code was also raised as a concern.

Unaffordable premium increases for building certifier professional indemnity renewals has led to projects across the country being delayed.