By the end of the project four refrigeration compressors had been upgraded at the Shepparton plant in Victoria, reducing energy consumption by 14 per cent.

The biggest change to the GHS is the introduction of a new category known as 1B.

The research team has commenced a pilot study to test the technology in real-world conditions.

The report is a call to action for the HVACR industry and governments worldwide.

Employers want to know what modelling will be used to identify skills most in demand.

The plan is intended to cover up to $7000 a quarter in apprentice wages – up to half their pay.

The Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Associations (REHVA) warned infection risk can be high in poorly ventilated spaces.

Strong building codes, which take climate change into account, are the key to buildings which are safer, healthier, more energy efficient and sustainable.

Regulations and standards need to be considered when preparing office buildings for returning staff.

World Refrigeration Day is now in its second year.

Safety was a big concern with fears untrained technicians are working with new-generation refrigerants without the correct training.

This new approach not only up-ends building assessment tools, it integrates assessment and measurement with design.

Australian Refrigeration Council CEO, Glenn Evans, said the scheme will also cover both new and second-hand assets, like vans and equipment.

The WELL Health-Safety Rating is the first of many anticipated outcomes informed by the work of the IWBI COVID-19 Task Force that will be introduced in the coming months. .

New Energy Nexus CEO, Danny Kennedy, said even though clean energy startups faced an uphill battle against the status quo of Australia’s fossil fuelled economy, the financial benefits are worth the hardships.

The call to extend support measures to trainees and apprentices was also supported by TAFE Directors Australia and the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group).